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.

Western countries express horror at Azerbaijan POW execution video

Footage shared on social media on Sunday appeared to show Azerbaijani soldiers summarily executing Armenian prisoners of war. 

Three Armenians killed in fresh clashes with Azerbaijan 

Nikol Pashinyan has called for the deployment of an ‘international observer mission’ along the Armenia-Azerbaijan border.

Voices of dissent: Azerbaijan reacts to war

In Azerbaijan, many have spoken out against the recent fighting despite campaigns to persecute or silence them.

Chair of Azerbaijani democracy group given prison sentence following anti-government posts

Ahmad Mammadli, chair of an Azerbaijani pro-democracy group, has been sentenced to 30 days in prison following public criticism of the regime.

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.

Azerbaijani and Armenian foreign ministers meet in New York

The Armenian and Azerbaijani foreign ministers have met in New York, the first official direct talks between the two countries since the most recent conflict.

Live updates: shelling along Armenian border continues for second day

The Azerbaijani strikes on Armenian territory continue into a second day despite the international community’s calls for peace.

Live updates: Azerbaijan launches strikes along Armenian border

Azerbaijan launched an attack along the Armenian border in the provinces of Syunik, Gegharkunik, and Vayots Dzor regions at around midnight on 13 September, accusing Armenia of violating the ceasefire.

Azerbaijan launches attacks along Armenian border

Azerbaijan said the attacks were a response to ‘provocations’ from Armenian ‘saboteurs’.

Independent Azerbaijani journalist and lawyer arrested

Journalist Avaz Zeynalli and lawyer Elchin Sadigov were arrested on respective charges of accepting and facilitating bribery.

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