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Gulnur Kazimova

Imprisoned Azerbaijani opposition leader on ‘hunger strike until death’

The prosecution of Tofig Yagublu, especially coming as the country battles the coronavirus pandemic, has been widely condemned by rights groups.

Domestic violence and violence against women have increased in Azerbaijan

Anti-domestic violence advocates warn of a massive spike in domestic violence during the COVID-19 pandemic.

Azerbaijan’s soaring food prices

As debate around the causes and possible solutions to the problem continue, it is the most vulnerable who are paying the biggest cost.

Georgia’s early marriages: destinies blackened in white dresses

Despite tightening laws against early marriages in Georgia, among the country’s ethnic Azerbaijani population, they remain common.

Protest in Azerbaijan’s Ganja against prosecutions over 2018 unrest

The families of those detained say their relatives are being unfairly pursued.

Azerbaijan’s ‘selective ignoring’ of European Court compensation rulings

Despite the ECHR awarding compensation to dozens of activists and opposition figures in Azerbaijan, many say the government is not paying up.

Mass hunger strikes in Azerbaijan against ‘political prosecutions’

Activists say around 20 people in prison and on the outside are on hunger strike, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

Azerbaijani blogger’s hunger strike enters 13th day

New charges were brought against anti-corruption blogger Mehman Huseynov just two months before he was due to be released.

‘Banned without explanation’: The special prohibitions faced by Azerbaijan’s ‘political prisoners’

While the authorities deny political prisoners exist, claims that they face unfair restrictions on reading and speaking with their families persist.

The Afgan Mukhtarli case: an investigation stalled?

Rights groups are becoming impatient with the pace and transparency of the official investigation into the abduction of Afgan Mukhtarli in Georgia.