Azerbaijan

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

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The decision by an Azerbaijan court to send to prison eight young men who protested corruption and lawlessness exposes the authoritarian character of the government and the corruption of the country’s judicial system

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

Freedom House deplores the detention of Azerbaijani human rights defender Leyla Yunus and her husband on April 28 as they were boarding a plane in the Baku airport.

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

Freedom House expresses its grave concern for the fate of Azerbaijani journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, who was deported from Turkey on April 19 and immediately charged with espionage when he arrived in Baku, Azerbaijan.

Issues: 
Civil Society, Freedom of Expression, Human Rights Defense, Media Freedom
Regions: 
Eurasia
written by
Dean Jackson
Guest Blogger

Today’s dictators aren’t going it alone. Whether across the airwaves, on the internet, or at the polling booth, they are assisted by a range of private actors who are based in free countries but sell their services to unsavory regimes abroad.

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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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