Support Political Prisoners in Azerbaijan
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Under the #SetThemFree campaign, activists from around the world have signed a letter supporting prisoners of conscience in Azerbaijan.
The campaign is an effort by the World Movement for Democracy to build international solidarity with political prisoners, mobilize the global public to take actions on their behalf, and engage stakeholders to achieve the release of those living behind bars.
In particular, the work of non-governmental organizations in Azerbaijan have almost totally circumscribed. Those seeking to build more transparent and accountable governance and to promote human rights in the country have been increasingly suppressed and persecuted. Human rights defenders have been living under constant threat of unjust arrest, imprisonment, and violence. To date, authorities have prosecuted more than 100 democratic activists, independent journalists, and critical social media users with false politically motivated charges such as drug possession, tax evasion, illegal entrepreneurship, and even treason. Similarly, the bank accounts of civil society leaders have been frozen, and some of those leaders have been also banned from traveling abroad.
This December 10th, Human Rights Day, we invite you to join in solidarity to demand the release of all Azerbaijani political prisoners remaining today.
Sign this letter and let’s support the release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan for the new year!
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