Azerbaijan crackdown on media becomes dramatically more brutal
Recent articles in Azerbaijan

In 2019, over 50 imprisoned human rights defenders, journalists, opposition activists and religious believers were released, but at least 30 others remained wrongfully imprisoned, while authorities regularly targeted other dissenting voices.

Several women were detained at a protest against femicide in Azerbaijan. At a separate demonstration calling for fair elections and economic justice, police detained and beat protesters; prominent opposition leaders were among those arrested.

Mukhtarli was sentenced to six years in prison on an absurd charge after being abducted and brought back by force from neighbouring Georgia in May 2017. His hunger strike is in protest against the arbitrary treatment that both he and his lawyer are receiving from the prison authorities.