Azerbaijan bloggers Adnan Hajizade and Emin Abdullayev, who were jailed for several years on a variety of charges in November, have been granted a hearing at the Baku Court of Appeal on Tuesday 22 December.
Amnesty International has prepared a letter you can send online to Minister of Justice Fikrat Mammadov and Ombudsperson Professor Elmira Suleymanova.
Amnesty's Neil Durkin also reminds me that former Prime Minister Tony Blair gave a speech in Azerbaijan recently, praising the building of a new methanol power plant by the Azerbaijan Methanol Company (AzMeCo). Nizami Piriyev, AzMeCo's owner, was Mr Blair's host.
The speech, which the Daily Mail has published an extract from, does not appear to mention human rights abuses in the country.
One such abuse is the jailing of journalist and regime critic Eynulla Fətullayev for eight and a half years in 2007 on politically motivated charges of defamation, terrorism, tax evasion and incitement of ethnic hatred.
Amnesty International considers Eynulla Fətullayev a prisoner of conscience. You can send a card to him as part of the Greetings Card Campaign.
On a side note, Nizami Piriyev's speech on the methanol power plant is interesting reading for anyone who, like me, is interested in the environment.