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Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan: Abysmal record of human rights continues as activist arrested 30 July 2014  The persecution of human rights activists continues unabated in Azerbaijan, in spite of the obligations the country committed to as a member of Council of Europe and currently a chair of its decision making body, the Committee of Ministers, Amnesty International said today.    The latest human rights defender to be targeted by the Azerbaijani authorities is Leyla Yunus who was detained today on her way to a press conference in the capital Baku. Her husband Arif…

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