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Baku. Representatives of the International Human Rights House Network, the Regional Manager Anne Bonde and regional Coordination Catherine Shpasova, who made a visit to the flood zone in 2010 noticed that the situation has worsened much. In her interview with Objective TV Shpasova that people live in unhealthy conditions, and they have not imagined such degree of unfairness on the part of state. "I have witnessed a high level of corruption, and I am surprised that representatives of power do not even want to talk to people about compensation for the caused damage.
We have started the protection of Oktay Gyulaliyev, the arrested staff coordinator of civil society "Kura", who defended the rights of people affected by floods. And we believe that their legal protection should be strengthened, she said.
The human rights defenders have listened to the complaints of about 40 people in the region, that they could not receive compensation, and officials did not respond to their appeals. "We listened to them to make a report to refer to the government. We have also witnessed absence of transparency," Bonde said.
Currently The Human Rights House is working on a program on remote training of lawyers to improve their skills, and we would like these people get qualified legal assistance, Bonde said.