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FAMILIES OF POLITICAL PRISONERS PROTEST IN DOWNTOWN BAKU

The families of political prisoners demonstrated in the center of Baku today and were briefly detained by the police. Wearing t-shirts with portraits of their imprisoned family members, the demonstrat...

FREEDOM ABROAD, FEAR AT HOME: AZERBAIJANI HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER DETAINED FOR 30 DAYS

For Emin Aslan, going back to his native Azerbaijan after completing his studies in the US meant seeing his friends, and marrying his fiancée. As a human rights lawyer, he worried that he might be det...

EUROPEAN COURT AWARDS DAMAGES TO NIDA MEMBERS

The European Court of Human Rights has awarded damages to four political activists in their case against Azerbaijan. On 7 June, the court awarded Rashad Hasanov, Zaur Gurbanli, Uzeyir Mammadli, and Ra...

OPPOSITION ACTIVIST DETAINED IN SHAKI

Originally published by Caucasian Knot An opposition activist has been detained by police in the city of Shaki. Samir Hasanov was detained in Shaki on 30 April, according to Nuraddin Mammadli, one of ...

OPPOSITION FIGURES QUESTIONED BY POLICE AHEAD OF PLANNED RALLY

Ahead of an opposition rally planned for 10 March to protest against the snap presidential elections, members of the Musavat party have been questioned by the police. Gulaga Aslanli, head of Musavat&#...

ALIYEV RECEIVED PRESIDENTIAL CANDIDATE CERTIFICATE

Chairman of the Central Election Commission of the Republic of Azerbaijan Mazahir Panahov has presented a presidential candidate certificate to Ilham Aliyev, Azerbaijan State News Agency informs. It s...

ALIYEV GOING TO DAVOS

President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev will visit Davos to participate in the traditional economic forum. As our own correspondent reports, this was stated by the Ambassador of Switzerland to Azerbaijan...

AZERBAIJAN CHANGES DELEGATION TO PACE

Azerbaijan changed its delegation to the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. MPs Elkhan Suleymanov, Muslum Mammadov and Elshan Musayev have been removed from the delegation. Instead, Ulvi...

A LOOK BACK AT IMPORTANT POLITICAL EVENTS IN AZERBAIJAN IN 2017

On February 6, top-level talks were held in Brussels, with the participation of President Ilham Aliyev, on the draft agreement on strategic partnership. 2. On 21 February, by the order of Azerbaijani ...

AZERBAIJANIS IN EUROPE HELD RALLIES TO DEMAND THE RELEASE OF POLITICAL PRISONERS

Azerbaijanis living in Europe held several rallies to demand the release of political prisoners in Azerbaijan. The rallies organized by the European Coordinating Center (ECC) of Musavat took place in ...