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Islam Shikhali

Islam is a journalist living in Azerbaijan focusing on politics, human rights, and the socioeconomic situation in the country. His work has appeared on RFE/RL, Abzas, and others. He has also worked as a media trainer for nearly 10 years.

Three years since the COVID outbreak, Azerbaijanis still cannot cross their border

Azerbaijan is one of the few countries in the world whose land borders have been closed since the start of the COVID-19 pandemic period.

Turned away: Azerbaijan’s war veterans

A wave of suicides among Azerbaijani veterans has led experts to question whether the government is doing enough to rehabilitate its soldiers.