For Immediate Release
September 3, 2008
BAKU, Azerbaijan—The escalation of raids, arrests and deportations indicates a steady decline of human rights in Azerbaijan.
One recent incident involved two women who are Jehovah’s Witnesses, Gamar Alieva and Imamzade Mamedova. They were arrested for carrying out “religious propaganda.” Both were released, but after being detained for two weeks, 51-year-old Mamedova was deported to Russia on August 22. The authorities did not provide her with any authorizing documentation; Read the rest of this entry »
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