More than one hundred persons are recognized as political prisoners by Amnesty International in Azerbaijan. The list was developed by the Working Group on a Unified List of Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan, which brings together human rights defenders, lawyers, journalists and experts.
Human rights activists, journalists and politicians, who persistently criticize the government often share the same destiny - at some point, they all face criminal charges.
The project explores the stories of political prisoners in Azerbaijan and reveals mechanisms used by the government to suppress antagonistic attitudes and ideas in the country.
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