Editor’s Note: On February 22, 2013, the Armenian National Committee of Canada (ANCC) launched “Azerbaijan: Thirty Days of Shame“, a campaign aimed at informing and educating Canadians about Azerbaijan’s flagrant and consistent abuses of human rights. On each day during the thirty days, the ANCC will post one article, video, or human rights report highlighting Azerbaijan’s continuing disrespect for human rights and its ruling regime’s efforts to gloss over its gross violations with slick propaganda, political bullying, and misinformation.
Montreal — Political freedom: the foundation for democratisation is the focus of Day 25 through Day 26 of the ANCC’s “Azerbaijan: Thirty Days of Shame” campaign. Azerbaijan has long pursued the appearance of political freedom, manoeuvring to move the country into the very focus of the great powers’ interests. However, international organisations have repeatedly called for Baku to change its domestic politics and promote democratic reform, political freedom, freedom of speech, and protection of human rights.
Here is a summary of the articles from Day 25 and Day 26:
Day 25: Freedom House – Azerbaijan “Not Free” According to Freedom House Report
Day 26: Amnesty International – Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of presidential elections
Details of the Armenian National Committee of Canada’s “Azerbaijan: Thirty Days of Shame” campaign:
When: One posting every day at 10:00am EST starting on Friday, February 22, 2013 until Saturday, March 23, 2013.
Where: ANCC website “Azerbaijan: Thirty Days of Shame” campaign page
ANCC Facebook page — www.facebook.com/ArmenianNationalCommitteeofCanada
ANCC Twitter page — www.twitter.com/ancc_cnac
For further information:
Mr. R. Robert Kouyoumdjian
Tel.: (514) 265-4602
The ANCC is the largest and the most influential Armenian-Canadian grassroots human rights organization. Working in coordination with a network of offices, chapters, and supporters throughout Canada and affiliated organizations around the world, the ANCC actively advances the concerns of the Canadian-Armenian community on a broad range of issues.
Le CNAC est l’organisation canado-arménienne des droits humains la plus large et influentielle. Collaborant avec une série de bureaux, chapitres et souteneurs à travers le Canada et des organisations affiliées à travers le monde, le CNAC s’occupe activement des inquiétudes de la communauté canadienne-arménienne.