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On 20 October 2012, police detained around 100 activists in Azerbaijan, to hinder a protest planned by youth movements and political parties. Protesters were also detained in the regions to prevent them from travelling to the protest in Baku. The protesters had gathered at Fountain Square in central Baku to call for the dissolution of… » read more

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On 3 October 2012 the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) adopted a resolution “The definition of political prisoner” by rapporteur Christoph Strässer. After much debate and controversy, PACE eventually confirmed the definitional criteria endorsed both by the rapporteur and NGOs, and developed by the independent experts in 2001 on account of Armenia’s… » read more

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On 29 September 2012 youth activist Zaur Gurbanli was detained in Baku by Azerbaijan’s Anti-Organized Crimes Unit. 10 officers were wearing plain clothes, so Gurbanli’s family did not know who arrested the young activists. For two days, the man was denied the possibility to contact his family and his lawyer. Gurbanli’s friends and young activists,… » read more

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