Freedom House: Azerbaijan has been and remains unfree country
International human rights organization FreedomHouse announced its traditional annual report on the state of freedom in the world.
Azerbaijan, like all previous years, remained in the list of unfree countries among 48 countries by the FreedomHouse.
Among the CIS countries unfree countries are recognized: Russia , Uzbekistan, Belarus, and Turkmenistan. Georgia and Armenia are considered partly free.
In Azerbaijan was noted in the past year further deterioration in the form of restriction of freedoms and rights of citizens, the suppression and persecution of civil society activists and opponents of the authorities; in particular, violations of property rights of citizens. -16-