Azerbaijan: Prison death in custody leads to father’s €23,500 award

A father has been awarded €23,500 by human rights judges following the death in custody of his son in an Azerbaijan jail.

Azerbaijan: Court declares investigation into murder of journalist Elmar Huseynov was “inadequate”

The case Huseynova v. Azerbaijan (application no. 10653/10) was brought by the wife of Elmar Huseynov, a well-known journalist who was shot dead on 2 March 2005.

Azerbaijan: Human rights court set to rule on complaint alleging state involvement in journalist Elmar Huseynov’s murder

The case was brought by Rushaniya Huseynova, the wife of Elmar Huseynov, a prominent independent journalist, who wrote critical articles of the government as well as the opposition. He was shot dead outside their apartment as he returned home from work on 2 March 2005.

Parliamentary Assembly: Thorbjørn Jagland urges independent inquiry into corruption allegations

In a 24 March letter to the assembly’s president Pedro Agramunt, the secretary general urges him to deal with the claims in a “swift and transparent manner.”

Azerbaijan: Police assault on ‘Demokrat’ newspaper editor breached European human rights laws

Mustafa Hajili was editor-in-chief of the Demokrat newspaper. The case concerned his allegations that, after attempting to attend a protest in Baku’s Fountains Square, he had been arrested by police and assaulted by officers whilst in custody.