In 2014 five prominent human rights defenders were arrested in Azerbaijan because of their human rights work. They represent only a handful of those who are in pre-trial detention or have received lengthy prison sentences as the authorities engage in a relentless crackdown on civil society.
Rasul Jafarov is Chairman of the Human Rights Club, and the coordinator of the Art for Democracy campaign, a platform to improve human rights awareness in Azerbaijan. Rasul was behind “Sing for Democracy” during the Eurovision Song Contest in 2012.
Read more about Rasul Jafarov’s case here.In Prison in Azerbaijan.
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