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Human Rights Defender Rasul Jafarov Acquitted of All Charges by Azerbaijan Supreme Court

23 April 2020
photo by Louise M. Alves

If young people are prepared, they can change our country.” – Rasul Jafarov

Rasul Jafarov was acquitted today of all charges and restored of all his rights. In 2016, the Azerbaijani Supreme Court found human rights defender Jafarov guilty of conducting illegal business, abuse of office and tax evasion. Following a ruling by the European Court of Human Rights that Jafarov’s conviction was unlawful, the Supreme Court acquitted him today, 23 April 2020.

The NHC has been monitoring Jafarov’s case, specifically, and the human rights situaiton in Azerbaijan more broadly for years. Find out more about Jafarov, his case, and the situation in Azerbaijan below: