Recently released Intigam Aliyev in Azerbaijan receives the Civil Rights Defender Of The Year Award

April 8, 2016

Azerbaijan. Baku. Azerbaijan's Supreme Court has commuted a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence against prominent human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, paving the way for his release after nearly a year in prison.

Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court has commuted a seven-and-a-half-year prison sentence against prominent human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev, paving the way for his release after nearly a year in prison

On 7 April 2016 Azerbaijan human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev was awarded the Civil Rights Defender of the Year Award in Stockholm by the NGO Civil Rights Defender. Released in March (see: https://thoolen.wordpress.com/2016/03/28/human-rights-defender-intigam-aliyev-freed-in-azerbaijan-today/) his son Najmin Kamil came to accept the award and said, “My father dedicated his tireless and selfless work to the promotion and protection of human rights, and sacrificed his freedom for the freedom of others – just because it is important for him to stand strong for what he believes in, no matter the circumstances.

The human rights defender received earlier the Homo Homini award (2012) and award of the International Bar Association (2015). see also: http://www.brandsaviors.com/thedigest/award/human-rights-defender-year-award

Source: Intigam Aliyev Civil Rights Defender Of The Year

2 Responses to “Recently released Intigam Aliyev in Azerbaijan receives the Civil Rights Defender Of The Year Award”


  1. […] For last year’s award: https://humanrightsdefenders.blog/2016/04/08/released-intigam-aliyev-azerbaijan-civil-rights-defende… […]


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