Support human rights defender Intigam Aliyev!

2014 2014-08-18T12:21:39+0300 2014-08-22T10:02:28+0300 en The Human Rights Center “Viasna” The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
The Human Rights Center “Viasna”
Intiqam Aliyev, head of the Legal Education Society (Azerbaijan)

Intiqam Aliyev, head of the Legal Education Society (Azerbaijan)

Intigam Aliyev, an international expert in the field of human rights and head of the Legal Education Society, who is under arrest in Azerbaijan, is the nominee of the contest “Hero of the Caucasus-2013”.

Among the nominees for the fourth stage, there are seven representatives of the South Caucasus, including Abkhazia, Armenia, Azerbaijan, Georgia, Nagorno-Karabakh and South Ossetia.

Each of us can demonstrate solidarity with the human rights activist, who has been persecuted for political reasons, by voting for him in the online edition of Caucasian Knot.

You can cast your vote until August 20!

Thank you for your involvement and support!

Intigam Aliyev, a prominent Azerbaijani human rights activist, was detained in Baku on 8 August and taken into custody for three months on the charges earlier brought against a number of other human rights defenders representing unregistered NGOs, including tax evasion (Article 213.1 of the Criminal Code), abuse of power, which entailed grave consequences (Article 308.2) and illegal business activities (Article 192.2). His organization, the Legal Education Society, was engaged in the provision of legal assistance to citizens, including in the preparation of complaints to the European Court of Human Rights. The NGO also arranged educational programs for young lawyers, many of whom later became counsels and protected the rights of political prisoners.