Azerbaijan

9.3 million people
5,290 USD GNI (PPP)
Internet:
Partly Free
Press:
Not Free
Not Free

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The horrific physical assault on Ilgar Nasibov, a journalist, is the latest trauma in a rapidly and radically deteriorating human rights situation in Azerbaijan.

Issues: 
Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

Azerbaijan's arrest of Intiqam Aliyev, head of the Legal Education Society, shows Azerbaijani authorities' determination to dismantle civil society.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

Azerbaijan’s decision to detain Leyla Yunus for three months before bringing her to trial on charges of treason and tax evasion is a blatantly political decision that has nothing to do with justice.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Association, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

It’s striking that parliamentarians from across Europe can travel to Baku to discuss human security while members of Azerbaijan’s civil society are forcibly detained and generally threatened.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Democratic Governance, Elections, Freedom of Association, Human Rights Defense, Intergovernmental Bodies, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

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Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

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