In Azerbaijani, Nida means exclamation. As a civic movement, N!da is working to achieve democratic and social changes in Azerbaijan. More information: http://www.nidavh.org/.
New Campaign Campaigns
Ban Fracking: West Virginia, United StatesBecause clean water is important.104 of 200 SignaturesCreated by Jane Smith
Ban Fracking: Moscow, RussiaBecause clean water is important.103 of 200 SignaturesCreated by Kristyn Arrighi
Release pro-democracy youth activists in AzerbaijanShahin Novruzlu and fellow youth activists from the pro-democracy movement NIDA campaigned for democracy and against human rights abuses and widespread corruption in Azerbaijan. In February 2013 they created a Facebook event calling for a peaceful protest against injustice in the country. Shortly afterwards, Shahin and seven other NIDA activists were arrested. Some of them were tortured. As a result, Shahin, who was 17 years old at the time, lost four of his front teeth. His friend Mammad lost hearing in one ear. Shahin and the rest of the activists have been arrested on false charges of illegal firearms possession and plotting mass disorder. The final court hearing on their case took place on 6 May. The activists were sentenced to prison terms of between 6 to 8 years. Meanwhile, on 14 May, Azerbaijan assumed Chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s decision-making body, the Committee of Ministers. This organization is responsible for promoting and protecting human rights across Europe. Azerbaijan will be providing leadership in this organization during the next six months. In the meantime in Azerbaijan itself, arbitrary arrest, torture and unfair trials are a reality. Those who express criticism and organize peaceful protests go to prison.132 of 200 SignaturesCreated by Jane Smith
default title: Albany, NY, United Statesdefault why4 of 100 Signatures