Ceasefire violations are a regular occurrence on both sides of the border between Armenia and Azerbaijan, and the village of Kokhanabi, 300 metres from the front, is no exception. While life is made almost impossible by a constant hail of gunfire from across the border, the government has left villagers to fend for themselves. [Read more…]
The Baku Court of Appeals rejected an appeal from opposition politician Gozal Bayramli on 7 June, to be released from pretrial detention and be placed under house arrest. [Read more…]
A lawyer for Azerbaijani freelance journalist Nijat Amiraslanov claims that his client was tortured in custody and has lost his teeth.
If fighting breaks out again in the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh, Armenia will try to advance deeper into Azerbaijani-controlled territory, according to the International Crisis Group. [Read more…]
Georgian authorities have denied accusations that they assisted or were involved in the abduction of self-exiled Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. Mukhtarli disappeared in Tbilisi on 29 May, only to show up a day later in a Baku jail. [Read more…]
Baku’s Sabail District Court has imposed three months in pretrial detention on Afgan Mukhtarli, the Azerbaijani journalist abducted from Tbilisi on 29 May. Georgia’s authorities, who Mukhtarli’s family have suggested could have been involved in the abduction, have remained largely silent. [Read more…]
Azerbaijani investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli disappeared near his flat on 29 May in Tbilisi, Georgia. He turned up in custody in Azerbaijan's capital Baku a day later. He claims that he was abducted by Azerbaijani security forces, with possible Georgian involvement.