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The UN Accused Azerbaijan of Failing to Prosecute a Single Torture Case

According to Human Rights Watch, the United Nations new report says that the government of Azerbaijan has failed to prosecute a single torture case despite hundreds of allegations of torture in its detention facilities in the past few years.

 "The government has been locking up human rights defenders one after the other and then denying their reports of ill-treatment. The UN Committee Against Torture made clear that the government needs to free the human rights defenders and stop turning a blind eye to their ill-treatment in prison," deputy Europe and Central Asia director at Human Rights Watch, Rachel Dender said, the official website of Human Rights Watch writes.

The concluding observations noted "with deep concern" the arbitrary imprisonment and ill-treatment of human rights defenders, including Leyla and Arif Yunus, Ilgar Mammadov, Intigam Aliyev, Mahamad Azizov, Rashadat Akhundov, and Rashad Hassanov, noting Arif Yunus' transfer to house arrest.

 

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