Eastern Partnership Civil Society Forum

Tightening the Screws - Azerbaijan’s Crackdown on Civil Society and Dissent

The authorities have arrested dozens of political activists on bogus charges, imprisoned critical journalists, broken up peaceful public demonstrations, and adopted legislation imposing new restrictions on fundamental freedoms. This 100-page report by Human Rights Watch documents the dramatic deterioration of the government’s record on freedom of expression, assembly, and association in the past 18 months.

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