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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.

Aliyev and Pashinyan mark ‘red lines’ in interviews with RIA Novosti

Azerbaijan ‘will never recognise the independence of Nagorno-Karabakh’ while Armenia insists on the right to self-determination.

Azerbaijani peace activists called for questioning

The two activists were among the signatories of a statement calling for peace.

Georgian logistics company: ‘Don’t use Armenian surnames’ 

A message on the company’s website blamed the Azerbaijani customs services for the policy.

Azerbaijani court transfers opposition leader Tofig Yagublu to house arrest

The sudden reversal came as doctors warned his health was deteriorating due to his hunger strike.

Azerbaijanis from Baku to Berlin are demanding freedom for Tofig Yagublu 

The arrest, conviction, and subsequent hunger strike of Tofig Yagublu has resonated with many Azerbaijanis both inside Azerbaijan and abroad.

Imprisoned opposition leader Tofig Yagublu hospitalised over hunger strike

Yagublu was moved briefly to intensive care on Saturday after doctors warned his condition was critical.

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.

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