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Oct 19, 2017

Lezghin

  UNPO REPRESENTATION: Federal Lezghin National and Cultural Autonomy The Federal Lezghin National and Cultural Autonomy (FLNCA) is the representative of the Lezghin people at UNPO since 2012. It represents the Lezghin people before the State authorities of the Russian Federation.    OVERVIEW  At present, the division of the Lezghin minority between two different political,...

Oct 19, 2017

Lezghin

  STATISTICS   Population: Estimated 474,000 living in the Russian Federation with 382,240 in the Republic of Dagestan (2010 Russian Federation census) and 650,000-800,000 living in Azerbaijan...

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Apr 14, 2017

Lezghin: One of Azerbaijan’ Major Ethnic Groups...

  Below is an article published by OC Media:   Lezgins are one of five major ethnic groups living within Azerbaijan. The population of Lezgins makes up approximately 2% of the whole population...

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Nov 02, 2016

Azerbaijan: Anti-Corruption Watchdog Ultimatum...

Below is an article published by Eurasia.net: Azerbaijan must make legislative changes within four months that expand rights for local civil society organizations, or risk losing billions of dollars in...

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Apr 20, 2016

Human Rights Defenders Permitted to Leave Aze...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:  Two of Azerbaijan's most prominent human rights defenders, who supporters say have been persecuted and jailed at home for their activist...

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Mar 23, 2016

ECtHR Considers Arrest and Detention of Azerbaijani...

  Below is an article published by the Federal Lezghi National and Cultural Autonomy:  The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) has found a violation of the rights of Azerbaijani rights defender...

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Dec 16, 2015

Azerbaijan: Council of Europe Investigation into...

Below is a press release by Human Rights Europe - Council of Europe: An investigation into Azerbaijan’s compliance with its commitments under the European Convention on Human Rights, has been launched...

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Nov 12, 2015

Lezghin: Azerbaijani Human Rights Defender Arif...

  The below article was published by Radio Free Europe: BAKU -- Human rights defender Arif Yunus, whose case attracted worldwide attention when he and his wife were arrested in Azerbaijan in 2014...

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Oct 09, 2015

Lezghin: Council of Europe Quits Azerbaijan Working...

  Below is an article published by Radio Free Europe:   The Council of Europe's secretary-general, Thorbjorn Jagland, has decided to withdraw the council's participation in the joint working...

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Aug 27, 2015

Lezghin: USCIRF Condemns Azerbaijan Human Rights...

WASHINGTON, D.C. – The U.S. Commission on International Religious Freedom (USCIRF) condemns the violations of religious freedom and human rights taking place in Azerbaijan.   These violations...

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Jun 11, 2015

European Games in Azerbaijan Begin with Widespread...

  Below is an article published by Human Rights Watch: The first European Games will open in Azerbaijan on June 12, 2015, in an atmosphere of government repression unprecedented in the post-Soviet...

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May 07, 2015

In Defence of Minorities Rights in Azerbaijan:...

Mr Bogdan Brunon Wenta MEP opened the conference highlighting the importance of raising awareness of the situation of minorities in Azerbaijan and welcomed the opportunity to organise an event to discuss...

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Mar 25, 2015

Lezghin: Severe Restriction of Freedom of Religion...

  Review also the UNPO Alternative Report for the Committee on the Elimination of Discrimination Against Women (CEDAW) Below is an article published by Forum 18: On 10 March Shia Muslim theologian...

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Jan 14, 2014

UNPO REPORT: Human Rights in Azerbaijan: Presidential...

With the European Union maintaining close links with Azerbaijan through a variety of avenues including the Eastern Partnership, the EU-Azerbaijan Partnership and Cooperation Agreement, the European Neighbourhood...

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Oct 10, 2013

President Aliyev Re-election Leaves Little Hope...

The main opposition candidate MP Professor Jamil Hasanli, representing the National Council of Democratic Forces – an opposition bloc formed in June this year to increase the political opposition’s...

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Oct 04, 2013

UNPO Conference in European Parliament Discusses...

The first panel, focussing on the current political situation in the run-up to the 9 October elections, started off with a presentation by independent elections expert Ms. Caecilia van Peski. Van Peski,...

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Aug 13, 2013

Lezghin: Statement By UNPO General Secretary

Brussels, 13 August 2013 UNPO General Secretary Marino Busdachin urges the authorities of Azerbaijan to abide by international standards and release prisoners from the Lezghin community recently arrested...

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Jul 10, 2013

Lezghin: Dagestan’s Community Concerned About...

Below is an article published by the FLNCA:     The last events showed the whole world the catastrophic reality concerning that the South part of Dagestan is almost fully ruled by Baku, not...

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Jun 26, 2013

Lezghin: FLNCA Participates In FUEN Congress In...

Below is an article published by FLNCA:     FLNCA continues its work of the strengthening connections in the European arena. The delegates of the Autonomy have already regulated close cooperation...

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Jun 04, 2013

Lezghins Mentioned In A Recommendation Of CESCR...

The 50th Session of the Committee on Economic, Social and Cultural Rights took place from 29th April to 17th May 2013 at Palais Wilson in Geneva, Switzerland. The 50th Session featured a thorough examination...

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Apr 30, 2013

Lezghin Representatives Tell Brussels: "Don't...

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Mar 27, 2013

Lezghin: Resettlement And Landgrabbing Lead To...

Below is an article published by RealCaucasus (translation from Russian by UNPO): Recently the topic about the eviction of the Lezghins from their ancestral lands to the steps of Kirghizia and Kazakhstan...

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Mar 18, 2013

Lezghin: The Plight Of Political Prisoners In...

Below is an article published by the FLNCA:     FLNCA [Federal Lezghin National and Cultural Autonomy] has paid attention to cases of violations of our compatriots’ human rights and...

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