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.

Mass felling of trees in north Azerbaijan continue, activists warn

Activists estimate that nearly 5 hectares of trees have already been chopped down in the village of Farzalioba.

Spate of homophobic attacks in Azerbaijan

There have been three homophobic street attacks in Baku in the last week alone.

Two Azerbaijani journalists and one official die in landmine explosion in Kalbajar 

Another four people were hospitalised when their car ran over an anti-tank mine.  

Judge ‘murders wife’ in Baku

Fagan Ahmadov, who has immunity from prosecution as a judge, is accused of shooting dead his wife on 30 May.

UK Embassy cancels queer event after moderator calls Azerbaijan a dictatorship

Maksym Eristavi had argued that the Azerbaijani Government’s actions had worsened queer rights in the country.

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