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Activists Condemn Abusive Campaign Against Mirvari Gahramanli

Author: Turan News Agency, Published on: 24 January 2019

The Solidarity in the Name of Justice Public Committee made a statement in which it condemned the insulting and slanderous campaign launched in the pro-government media against the human rights activist Mirvari Gahramanli...The head of the Committee for the Protection of the Oilmen's Rights Gahramanly was subjected to insults and slander for criticizing SOCAR and, in particular, statements about the company's non-compliance with environmental standards. The authors of the statement indicate that Gahramanly, as the head of a well-known NGO, has always acted as an advocate for human rights, including oil industry workers. She made public the shortcomings in the work of SOCAR, the facts of corruption, and the damage to the environment by the State Oil Company. With monitoring and investigation reports, she contributes to transparency in the extractive industry and increases public oversight. The authors of the statement, civil society activists, strongly condemn the attacks on Gahramanly and demand to put an end to the pressure on the human rights activist and the organization she heads.

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Related companies: State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR)