Azerbaijan government arrests activists for breaking lockdown rules


Since the Azarebaijani government imposed the lockdown to slow the spread of COVID-19 the authorities have sentenced at least six activists and a pro-opposition journalist to detention for between ten  and 30 days on charges including breaking lockdown rules or disobeying police orders. Almost all of those arrested had criticised the conditions in government-run quarantine centres or the insufficient compensation the government has provided to people struggling financially due to the pandemic. 


Writer: Human Rights Watch
Publication: Human Rights Watch