Azerbaijan: Harassment of the LGBT Community Continues
The attack on Baku’s LGBTI community is continuing, as local activists say Bakuvians with “non-traditional appearance” are still being stopped and questioned on the street and around metro stations. Estimates of the total number of detainees range from around 100 to over 200. Lawyers have had no success overturning the administrative sentences handed down last week. Civil Rights Defenders renews its call for the government of Azerbaijan to stop its harassment of the LGBT community.