According to the most recent report released by the Azerbaijani civil society working group documenting casesof political prisoners in Azerbaijan, there are currently over 150 such prisoners in the country. The exactnumber fluctuates given occasional releases and new arrests. The list contains the names of journalists,bloggers, editors, religious activists, political activists and others who human rights defenders deem have beendeprived of their liberty on politically motivated grounds. This joint submission of the OMCT and the IPHR describe a few selected cases ofindividuals who have been prosecuted, arrested and imprisoned in retaliation for their exercise of freedom ofexpression, association and assembly and other fundamental rights. It further highlights a number of cases inwhich detainees were tortured or ill-treated.