Rasul Jafarov

Azerbaijan

Rasul is a lawyer, former political prisoner and one of Azerbaijan’s most prominent human rights defenders. Rasul has organised a number of protests and events highlighting the lack of democracy in Azerbaijan, including the 2012 “Sing for Democracy” campaign to coincide with Azerbaijan hosting the Eurovision song contest, “Art for Democracy” and the “Expression Online Initiative”. He is the founder and chair of the Human Rights Club, an Azerbaijani group which has been denied legal registration.