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Sabina Abubakirova

Sabina moved to Georgia from Azerbaijan to dedicate herself fully to independent journalism. In Azerbaijan, she gained 5 years of experience in journalism, PR management and SMM. As a staff writer covering Azerbaijan, she is eager to create more visual stories. She is passionate about women and queer rights and how environmental issues affect gender inequality. Sabina constantly faces the dilemma of artistic vs realistic approaches. She loves her plants, but sometimes they die.

Colony 13: Coronavirus in an Azerbaijani prison

Bad sanitary detention conditions and poor food put prisoners at high risk of infection with reportedly much more cases than the authorities announced.

Azerbaijan’s opposition in hot water over German migrant trafficking scandal

German court documents appear to allege that the Musavat party charged migrants thousands of euros for evidence they were politically persecuted.

Hundreds arrested including opposition leader at Azerbaijani anti-government protest

An unauthorised rally organised by opposition coalition the National Council of Democratic Forces was dispersed by police on Saturday.

Azerbaijan’s new morality police

New police units fighting against ‘immoral actions’ in Baku will affect not only sex-workers but may also be used as a tool to pressure civil society.

Two suicides in one week: the cost of forced marriages in Azerbaijan

Between 30 July and 6 August, two teenage girls took their own lives in Azerbaijan to protest their forced marriages.

Half-measures: Azerbaijani judicial reform brings ‘no independence’ from government

New legislative changes will hardly improve the judicial system in Azerbaijan while it is dependent on executive power, lawyers say.

Activists occupy ‘historic’ building in Baku to prevent demolition

Around 200 people have gathered inside the former Molokan church and the site of the first Azerbaijani radio station.

Police in Azerbaijan break up women’s day march

The march for equality and against violence against women was disrupted by police officers as well as an unidentified group of women.

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