Azerbaijan

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power

In September, authorities in Azerbaijan disrupted peaceful protests through arrests and harrassment ahead of a referendum on constitutional changes designed to increase the power of the executive. Read more

Authorities quell dissent as referendum success consolidates state power

Criminalisation of journalists and activists on the rise, media freedoms under attack

Journalists and human rights defenders are under pressure as Azerbaijan prepares for a constitutional referendum which, if passed, could result in increased presidential powers. Read more

Journalist released but Azeri goverment continues crackdown

Despite the release from jail of journalists Khadija Ismayilova, the OGP declared Azerbaijan inactive because of continuing repression of fundamental freedoms. Read more