02/08/2018

Urgent Action: Azeri Activist Conscripted Despite Ill-Health (Azerbaijan: UA 25.18)


Azeri activist Ulvi Hasanli has been conscripted for military service, despite being in ill-health, and sent to the zone of the unresolved conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh. Following a medical examination in September 2017, he was exempted from military service until 2019 on grounds of ill-health; an ultrasound showed he had inflamed kidney and kidney stones. However late in October the decision was reversed and he was detained and taken to a military base to begin his military service. Amnesty International believes he is being targeted because of his peaceful activism.

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Azeri activist Ulvi Hasanli has been conscripted for military service, despite being in ill-health, and sent to the zone of the unresolved conflict around Nagorno-Karabakh. Following a medical examination in September 2017, he was exempted from military service until 2019 on grounds of ill-health; an ultrasound showed he had inflamed kidney and kidney stones. However late in October the decision was reversed and he was detained and taken to a military base to begin his military service. Amnesty International believes he is being targeted because of his peaceful activism.

1) TAKE ACTION
Write a letter, send an email, call, fax or tweet:

  • Immediately restore the exemption of Ulvi Hasanli from military service on health grounds;
  • End the harassment of activists and the use of politically motivated army conscriptions.

Contact these two officials by 22 March, 2018:

Minister of Defence
Colonel General Hasanov Zakir Asgar Oglu
3 Parliament Avenue
Baku AZ1073, Azerbaijan
Email: [email protected]
Salutation: Dear Minister

Ambassador H.E. Elin Suleymanov, Embassy of the Republic of Azerbaijan
2741 34th Street NW, Washington DC  20008
Phone: 1 202 337 3500 I Fax: 1 202 337 5911|
Email: [email protected]
Twitter: @azembassyus
Salutation: Dear Ambassador

2) LET US KNOW YOU TOOK ACTION

Click here to let us know if you took action on this case! This is Urgent Action 25.18

Here’s why it is so important to report your actions: we record the actions taken on each case—letters, emails, calls and tweets—and use that information in our advocacy.

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