Freedom House’s latest report on media freedom asserts that Eurasian countries continue to have the world's poorest ratings, with no country in the region rated as “free.”
Prominent Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus has been released from detention by authorities after she was questioned by investigators and her Baku-based Peace and Democracy Institute offices were searched.
The U.S. State Department has expressed concerns over the situation faced by Azerbaijani youth activists currently on trial.
Azerbaijan's prominent human rights activist, Leyla Yunus, has been questioned by investigators and her Baku-based Peace and Democracy Institute offices are being searched.
A prominent Azerbaijani rights activist is the target of government harassment in the latest sign of a creeping crackdown that has alarmed Western governments and threatens to further isolate Baku.
Authorities in Azerbaijan detained the country's most prominent human rights activist, Leyla Yunus, and her husband, Arif Yunus, at Baku airport as they prepared to travel to Doha late on April 28. (RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service)
Authorities in Azerbaijan have detained the country's most prominent human rights activist, Leyla Yunus, and her husband, Arif Yunus, at Baku airport as they prepared to travel to Doha.
The head of an election watchdog in Azerbaijan, Anar Mammadli and his two associates went on trial on April 28.
The United States says it is "troubled" by the arrest of Azeri journalist Rauf Mirqadirov in Baku and that espionage charges against him may be politically motivated.
The Czech capital, Prague, is hosting a two-day gathering of the European Union's Eastern Partnership program to boost ties, despite the crisis in program member Ukraine.
The Council of Europe's commissioner for human rights has harshly criticized Azerbaijani authorities over deteriorating human rights and basic freedoms in the country.
Russia's foreign minister says the littoral states of the Caspian Sea are coordinating many "principles" aimed at establishing the bases of a treaty on the sea's legal status.