Azerbaijani authorities must cease crackdown on dissenting voices, and release political prisoners – HRHF

Over the summer, the international community witnessed the detention, sanction, or conviction of political activists following a largely peaceful demonstration on 14-15 July. Just last week, the latest efforts by the authorities to silence opposition voices resulted in the sentencing of Tofig Yagublu following trumped-up charges of hooliganism, reads a statement of the Human Rights House Foundation.

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Kidnapped Armenian officer faces life imprisonment in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is reportedly preparing criminal proceedings against Armenian POW Gurgen Alaverdyan, who is currently under custody in Baku. If convicted, the junior officer who was abducted from the Line of Contact near Talish over the weekend will likely face life imprisonment in Azerbaijan. 

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The Minister of Defense of Terrorist State Azerbaijan relies on the support of Turkey

August 12, Turkish Defense Minister Hulusi Akar, Chief of General Staff Yasar Guler, commanders of the land, air and naval forces left for Azerbaijan to follow the last episode of the first round of the Turkish-Azerbaijani joint military exercise. Today, at the end of the demonstration military exercises, the defense ministers of Turkey and Azerbaijan made remarkable statements.

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Azerbaijan’s Despotic Ruler Throws ‘Tantrum’ In Unprecedented Crackdown On Pro-Democracy Rivals

Facing growing public dissent over corruption, a mismanaged economy, his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and no progress in the country’s long-running conflict with neighboring Armenia, Azerbaijan’s strong-arm ruler Ilham Aliyev decided to crack down on the opposition.

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