Azerbaijan

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

News & Updates

Freedom House issued the following statement in response to Azerbaijani authorities’ denial of medical assistance to imprisoned human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev.

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

Recent reports on a trip to Azerbaijan by U.S. lawmakers focused on possible breaches of rules regarding travel expenses, but not on the ethics of boosting ties with a vicious dictatorship.

Freedom in the World 2015 found that the main factors driving the decline were the passage and use of restrictive laws against the media and and limits on the ability of local and foreign journalists to report freely within a given country.

Issues: 
Freedom of Expression, Media Freedom
Regions: 

Freedom House condemns the politically motivated imprisonment of Azerbaijani human rights activist Rasul Jafarov.

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

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Special Reports

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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