Letters from an Azerbaijan Jail | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Letters from an Azerbaijan Jail
IWPR presents a series of letters written by political prisoners in Azerbaijan. More and more leading human rights defenders, opposition party members and independent journalists are being arrested, tried and jailed for a range of ostensibly non-political offences – a tactic which allows the authorities to insist both that there is no political motivation and that the individuals concerned are common criminals. Prosecutions are designed to discredit those accused personally and government critics more generally.
These letters will show that independent thinking carries on even when people are locked away, and to focus wider international attention on the state of civil and political liberties in Azerbaijan.