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Why two activists from Amnesty International prevented to enter Azerbaijan?

Date: 2015-10-08


Author: IDFI

Posted Category : Local NGO representative,Governmental institutions,Other,Azerbaijan,

Two activists from Amnesty International Georgia were restricted entrance to Baku, allegedly due to violation of migration legislation. Levan Asatiani and Natalia Nozadze were both active on social media networks, reporting on the human rights situation in the region. In Baku, such endeavor has been met with disapproval and described as biased. Azerbaijani newspaper AzVision claimed that these two activist were of Armenian origin and that this was their main motivation for not reflecting the truth about the human rights situation in Azerbaijan. Such precedents come in a period were Azerbaijani opposition and human rights activists are jailed or intimidated on an unseen scale.