Real Baku 2015

Not everyone can participate in the 1st European Games

June 12-28, the city of Baku in Azerbaijan will host the first edition of the European Games, welcoming 6000 participating athletes from 50 different countries. In hosting the Baku Games, Ilham Aliyev, President of Azerbajan, aims to polish his public and international image. The Games will be a fantastic event that hides a grim reality.

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Activists, lawyers, human rights defenders, journalists and political opponents are being brutally repressed in Azerbaijan. Rasul Jafarov, Intigam Aliyev, Leyla Yunus, Arif Yunus, Khadija Ismailova, Rauf Mirqadirov, Seymur Haziyev, Anar Mammadli, Hilal Mammadov, Emin Huseynov, Ilgar Mammadov, Tofig Yagublu, Murad Adilov, Elvin Abdullayev... and dozens of others are being arbitrarily detained because they stood up for their opinions.

FIDH has documented and denounced this repression from the beginning. Unfortunately, the situation in Azerbaijan isn't improving... it is getting worse.

Today, we need you! We need to let the world know what is hiding behind the European Games in Baku.

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