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.

Azerbaijan: Thorbjørn Jagland reacts strongly to Supreme Court rejection of Ilgar Mammadov’s appeal

“Today, Azerbaijan’s highest court has failed to uphold the country’s legal obligation to execute the judgment of the European Court of Human Rights,” the Secretary General declared.