STATEMENT OF “SOLIDARITY FOR JUSTICE” COMMITTEE
The sequential pressures against Mirvari Gahramanly, the Head of the Oil Worker’s Rights Protection Organization and human rights defender, are being obsessed for some period of time. The articles that dishonour, insult and calumniate the human right defender are being constantly published in the mass media.
We consider those articles as pressure and injustice against Ms. Gahramanly, who is the chairman in the well-known NGO. She always defends Human and Oil Sector Worker’s rights in the country. She has disclosed shortages, corruption facts and ecological problems in SOCAR operation by bringing them to the agenda, preparing monitoring and research reports to make the oil sector transparent; she has executed extensive measures to strengthen social control over these issues.
We, human right defenders – the active members of the civil society organizations, strongly condemn those attacks against Ms. Mirvari Gahramanly, the Head of the Oil Worker’s Rights Protection Organization and the human rights defender, and consider them to be related to her organisational activity. We call to stop pressure campaign against the head of the organization.
21 December 2018