Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) presents a quarterly FactSummary based on information gathered from alternative and open sources on the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. EMDS is a non-governmental organization operating in Azerbaijan to promote human rights and democratic institutions.
During the second quarter of 2021, EMDS registered a total of 214 human rights violations based on 156 facts collected as a result of monitoring human rights developments in the country and investigating complaints from citizens.Most of the increase in human rights violations is in the categories of fair trial, freedom of expression and social rights. Of the human rights violations reported this quarter, 113 were related to civil and political rights and 89 to economic and social rights.
This quarter was marked by a number of socially significant events. One of the main events of the quarter was the opening of a criminal case against Niyamaddin Ahmadov, former public defender of the chairman of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) Ali Karimli, on charges of “financing terrorism.” 1
EMDS also monitored human rights in the country this quarter, regularly monitoring the government’s actions against political opponents and critics of the government through open sources and citizen complaints, and regularly informing the public.
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