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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 opposition member arrested for disobeying police

Azerbaijani Popular Front Party member Orkhan Bakhishli was arrested a day after he gave an interview outside Bakhtiyar Hajiyev’s court hearing.

Azerbaijan detains 46 on suspicion of spying for Iran

The detentions come less than a week after an attack on Azerbaijan’s embassy in the Iranian capital.

Nakhchivan Penitentiary Service chief detained on embezzlement charges

Tofig Hasanov is the latest senior figure in the autonomous republic to be detained on charges of embezzlement and bribery.

One dead in attack on Azerbaijani Embassy in Iran

The attack comes amidst rising tensions between Tehran and Baku.

Azerbaijan sentences opposition activist to 6 years after he was denied asylum in Germany 

Jafar Mirzayev was arrested two months after he was deported from Germany in November 2021.

Azerbaijani opposition leader barred entry to Georgia

Seymur Hazi was turned away at the Sarpi border crossing on Thursday.

Aliyev denies that Nagorno-Karabakh is under blockade

Publicly addressing the blockade for the first time since it began, Aliyev praised the ‘protesters’ and claimed a peace treaty was ‘inevitable’.

Imprisoned opposition leader Tofig Yagublu on fifth day of hunger strike

He has been joined by his wife and other Azerbaijani activists.

Food and festivities in short supply as Nagorno-Karabakh enters new year under blockade

The Lachin corridor remains blocked despite the closure of a mine central to the protests blocking the road.

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