Category: Council of Europe
Mandatory Military Service and Broken Promises in Azerbaijan: The Case of Bakhtiyar Hajiyev
Last week, Bakhtiyar Hajiyev spent his 29th birthday in an Azeri jail for the crime of refusing military service. At present he has remained incarcerated for more than a month. In Azerbaijan, a country where extralegal detentions and human rights abuses are tragically normal, this particular arrest has caused a stir in the international media due to Mr.