Election Monitoring and Democracy Studies Center (EMDS) presents a quarterly Fact-Summary 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 third quarter of 2021, EMDS registered a total of 179 human rights violations based on 122 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, torture and illtreatment, freedom of expression and social rights. Of the human rights violations reported this quarter, 106 were related to civil and political rights and 69 to economic and social rights.
This quarter was marked by a number of socially significant events. In particular, the mass arrests of party members and public activists on unfounded and false charges have left a mark on the quarter.
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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