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Ismi Aghayev

Ismi has worked as a journalist for over 5 years and is passionate about multimedia journalism. He is interested in peacebuilding and human rights. Ismi speaks five languages and has a particular love for his academic knowledge of Arabic. He thinks volleyball makes him hyper and social, and since these are two of his favourite conditions, he considers volleyball his favourite sport.

Azerbaijani prosecutor: ‘No evidence’ that Tofig Yagublu beaten

Despite photos showing severe injuries, the prosecutor’s office dismissed the Azerbaijani activist’s request for a criminal investigation. 

Four killed in renewed clashes between Armenia and Azerbaijan 

Armenia reports three soldiers killed, two wounded, and Azerbaijan one soldier killed.

Imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist on hunger strike injures self

Polad Aslanov, an independent journalist convicted of treason in 2019, reportedly slashed his arms after being denied a weekly phone call.

Slain general’s mother accuses Azerbaijani military officials of ordering his death

Polad Hashimov was killed during clashes between Armenian and Azerbaijani forces in July 2020. 

Azerbaijan to adopt new media restrictions

Police broke up two protests by Journalists against the new law in front of parliament.

Turkish Prosecutor General closes investigation into death of Bayram Mammadov

According to the official forensic examination, Mammadov died by drowning.

Dozens arrested in Baku during protest demanding release of Saleh Rustamli

Opposition activist Tofig Yagublu said he had been beaten and tortured by police after his arrest.

Prominent Azerbaijani opposition figure to escalate hunger strike amid grave health concerns

Doctors have reportedly said that Saleh Rustamli may suffer ‘irreversible’ organ damage.

Student boycotts school in Baku over alleged homophobic abuse

The 17-year-old is boycotting his Baku school, because of alleged years-long homophobic abuse from classmates and the school administration.

Azerbaijani court acquits NIDA activists

The four were arrested in the spring of 2013 after organising protests against non-combat deaths in the military.

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