A voice in exile for arrested Azerbaijani human rights defenders


In 2009 the writer and dissident Emin Milli published critical articles and stories about Azerbaijan’s government – an act that was punished with a two and a half year prison sentence. Today he lives in exile determined to show the true colours of the regime in Azerbaijan to the world.

In May Azerbaijan took over the rotating presidency of the Council of Europe, the largest interstate human rights body in Europe despite Azerbaijan having one of the worst human rights records in the region. In recent times, over 40 leading human rights and civil society organisations have been shut down, their bank accounts frozen and prominent human rights defenders placed behind bars.

Emin Milli lives in exile and is the Managing Director of Meydan TV (www.meydan.tv), an alternative media channel. On 2 October we invite Emin to Stockholm for a one hour-long seminar focusing on the current crackdown in Azerbaijan and a discussion on how the international community, in particular the EU, should react?

The seminar will be in English and moderated by Robert Hårdh, Civil Rights Defenders Executive Director. If you cannot attend, you can follow the seminar live via Bambuser and ask questions to the speaker directly via the chat.

Date and Time: 2 October 09:00 to 10:00. Breakfast will be served from 08:30.
Location: Civil Rights Defenders, Stora Nygatan 26, Stockholm.

Sign up here no later than 1 October.

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Categories: Events and Uncategorized.
Tags: Council of Europe, Emin Milli, Europarådet, and Meydan TV.
Regions: Azerbaijan.