Human rights defenders & civil society

Human rights defenders & civil society

This update covers developments relating to civil society and civic freedoms in Tajikistan from November 2018 to February 2019. International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) prepared...

Meet Zohrab Ismayil, civil activist and human rights defender from Azerbaijan. Zohrab's path to civic activism began from journalism. As a journalist, he focused...

The annual EU-Turkmenistan Human Rights Dialogue will take place in Turkmenistan’s capital Ashgabat on 29 March 2019. The dialogue comes shortly after the European...

Political Prisoner Says Guards Beat Him, Refused Him Medicine The Tajik government should immediately and unconditionally release a seriously ill political activist who says he has...

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...

Meet Rasul Jafarov, a lawyer and a leading human rights defender from #Azerbaijan. He is the first to tell his story for #meetyourdefender campaign. https://youtu.be/rItz-7wXo1I Rasul's...

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...