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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.

Russia deploys more peacekeepers to halt ‘Azerbaijani advance’ in Nagorno-Karabakh

Azerbaijani troops appear to have vacated the village of Parukh, but are still reportedly stationed nearby. 

Azerbaijani student reportedly captured by Russian troops in Mariupol

A 20-year-old Azerbaijani student was reportedly captured by Chechen troops in the embattled Ukrainian city of Mariupol.

Azerbaijani mother of three murdered in crisis shelter

Ulviya Hasanova, 27, was allegedly stabbed to death by her husband.

Baku secures a corridor through Iran

The corridor will connect western Azerbaijan with Azerbaijan’s exclave of Nakhchivan.

Azerbaijan’s ‘neutrality’ and the Declaration of Allied Interaction with Russia

Despite a treaty on ‘Allied Interaction’ signed a day before Russia’s invasion of Ukraine, Azerbaijan has remained resolutely neutral on the conflict.

Azerbaijani police allow women’s march to go ahead

In previous years, police have violently disbursed efforts by activists to mark International Women’s Day.

Baku police break up Russian Embassy protest 

A handful of activists were dragged away by police shortly after gathering.

Azerbaijanis take to the streets against Russian invasion

Despite chants of ‘Putin, get out!’, one ruling party MP insisted the demonstration was not against Russia.

‘We hope that this tragedy will end’: Azerbaijanis in Ukraine describe a brutal war

OC Media spoke with Azerbaijanis in Ukraine about the ongoing Russian invasion.

Prominent queer Azerbaijani journalist brutally murdered

Avaz Hafizli was stabbed to death and then dismembered.   

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