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Intiqam Aliyev

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Intiqam Aliyev (sometimes also spelled Intigam) is a widely respected human rights defender and lawyer in Azerbaijan. Along with other human rights activists, he was jailed in mid-2014 as part of a country-wide crackdown. Aliyev's arrest is widely considered to be politically motivated. Aliyev had previously brought a number of cases against Azerbaijani authorities to the European Court of Human Rights.


Prior to his arrest, Aliyev ran the Legal Education Society (LES). On 22 April 2015, he was sentenced to seven and a half years’ imprisonment. He was found guilty of large-scale embezzlement and fraud, illegal business and tax evasion. He was considered a prisoner of conscience by Amnesty International. On 28 March 2016, the Supreme Court ordered his release and he was freed same day.


  • 2012: the Homo Homini Award for his work on human rights;
  • 2014 (October): the Andrei Sakharov Freedom Award of the Norwegian Helsinki Committee, together with Leyla Yunus, Rasul Jafarov and other political prisoners in Azerbaijan. Since he was in jail, the award was received by his children.
  • 2015 (October): Human Rights Award, of the International Bar Association, for outstanding contribution to human rights. Since he was in jail, the award was received by his children.
  • 2016 (February): Human Rights Award, of the Council of Bars and Law Societies of Europe (CCBE), for devoting "his life to protecting the rights of individuals against the repressive system of the Azerbaijani government" and providing for decades a "legal assistance and representation to the politically persecuted". Since he was in jail, the award was received by his children.
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    Intiqam Aliyev Wikipedia