The Former Soviet Union

The Former Soviet Union

On 16 March 2019, 51 political prisoners were released from prison following a pardon issued by the President of Azerbaijan in relation to the...

Today a court in Chechnya, Russia, sentenced human rights defender Oyub Titiev to four years in prison on trumped-up charges after an unfair trial....

Meet Leyla Mustafayeva, a journalist from Azerbaijan and the wife of investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. Her husband was kidnapped in Georgia in May 2017...

On March 6, Simon Papuashvili of the International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) and Alexandre Prezanti of Global Diligence LLP filed their fourth communication...

Human rights concern us all, especially when they are denied. Most of us at some time or another have done (or wish we could...

Oyub Titiev, the head of Memorial Human Rights Centre’s Chechnya office, has been in custody since 9 January 2018. He has reiterated his innocence on multiple occasions...

Since the previous EU-Azerbaijan human rights dialogue in October 2017, the political context and human rights situation have not improved in the country. The...

On 8 October 2018, Oyub Titiev was awarded the prestigious Vaclav Havel prize for making “a widely recognised contribution to the defence of human...

Civil Rights Defenders and International Partnership for Human Rights are gravely concerned to hear of new disciplinary proceeding launched against the Azerbaijani human rights lawyer...

On 17 July 2018, an ethnic Ingush, Aslan Yandiev was extradited from Slovakia to Russian Federation. Amnesty International, the Human Rights League and International...