The European Court of Human Rights declared on 11 February two decisions on Azerbaijan. In particular, the ECHR upheld the joint complaint of Ilham Huseynli, Elchin Salimov and Ahmadzade Ibrahim, who had been arrested for participating in protests in Baku on March 31 and April 2, 2011. They were subjected to physical pressure and were arrested administratively. Local courts have not satisfied their complaints. The European Court found violations of their rights under Articles 11 (freedom of association), 6 (right to a fair hearing), and 5 (right to liberty and security.) The European Court ruled that the government of Azerbaijan is obliged to pay them each 12,000 Euros compensation.
The Court also granted the appeal of other youth activists – Agasif Ibragimov, Emin Farhadi and Jamil Hajiyev. They planned to rally in May 2011 on behalf of the “Committee to protect the rights of young political prisoners,” but also subjected to repression. The European Court found a violation of their rights under Articles 11 (freedom of association), 6 (right to a fair hearing) and 5 (right to liberty and security) and also agreed to pay each of them to 12 thousand. Euro and another 5600 for reimbursement of legal costs . If Azerbaijan does not file an appeal within three months, the ECHR decision will come into force.