Close-up of a paper notice stuck on a wall-mounted security key pad

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to resolve claims brought by the Azerbaijani government that have hampered its news reporting inside the country for almost three years.

Azerbaijani court blocks RFE/RL website

Red prohibited circle symbol over a laptop showing Radio Azadliq website

A district court in Baku ruled in favor of a lawsuit blocking access within Azerbaijan to the website of RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service, Radio Azadliq.

Azerbaijan seeks court action to ban RFE/RL website

Azerbaijan seeks court action against RFE/RL

In an escalation of a targeted campaign against RFE/RL, Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Communications and High Technologies has filed an official complaint with a Baku court requesting that RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani website, azadliq.org, be banned.