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Seven years after the suicide of Isa Shakhmarli — little change for queer Azerbaijanis

For the past six years, Azerbaijan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community has marked 22 January as a day to fight homophobic hate.

Seven years after the suicide of Isa Shakhmarli — little change for queer Azerbaijanis

By Hamida Giyasbayli

For the past six years, Azerbaijan’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and trans community has marked 22 January as a day to fight homophobic hate.

Azerbaijani soldiers’ fund marred by forced donation allegations

Donations to the YASHAT fund are meant to be voluntary, but allegations have emerged of state employees being forced to donate. 

Azerbaijani soldiers’ fund marred by forced donation allegations

Donations to the YASHAT fund are meant to be voluntary, but allegations have emerged of state employees being forced to donate. 

Azerbaijan starts rolling out China’s Sinovac vaccine

Since the first case was registered in February, 227,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Azerbaijan, with almost 3,000 having passed away. 

Azerbaijan starts rolling out China’s Sinovac vaccine

Since the first case was registered in February, 227,000 cases of coronavirus have been reported in Azerbaijan, with almost 3,000 having passed away. 

Ex-head of Azerbaijan’s state media fund arrested ahead of controversial reforms 

The arrest came as Azerbaijan moves to introduce reforms to media regulation in the country that could put greater pressure on journalists.

Ex-head of Azerbaijan’s state media fund arrested ahead of controversial reforms 

The arrest came as Azerbaijan moves to introduce reforms to media regulation in the country that could put greater pressure on journalists.

Azerbaijan’s volunteers in the line of fire

When the Azerbaijani government could not take of the people living near the frontline, these women stepped in. 

Azerbaijan’s volunteers in the line of fire

By Hamida Giyasbayli

When the Azerbaijani government could not take of the people living near the frontline, these women stepped in. 

Amnesty slams Armenia and Azerbaijan for ‘disproportionate and indiscriminate’ strikes

The group said that the ‘multiplicity’ of strikes on civilian areas during the war ‘indicates that they were not accidental’.

Amnesty slams Armenia and Azerbaijan for ‘disproportionate and indiscriminate’ strikes

The group said that the ‘multiplicity’ of strikes on civilian areas during the war ‘indicates that they were not accidental’.

Azerbaijani feminists roast MP over domestic violence comments

MP Razi Nurullayev cast doubt on the existence of gender-based violence and warned that equality ‘must not be abused to spread immorality in society.’

Azerbaijani feminists roast MP over domestic violence comments

MP Razi Nurullayev cast doubt on the existence of gender-based violence and warned that equality ‘must not be abused to spread immorality in society.’

Pashinyan and Aliyev meet for first time since war

According to President Putin, the meeting in Moscow included discussions of unblocking regional economic and transportation links.

Pashinyan and Aliyev meet for first time since war

According to President Putin, the meeting in Moscow included discussions of unblocking regional economic and transportation links.

America is Azerbaijan! — the Caucasus reacts to electoral violence in Washington

The Caucasus is no stranger to the storming of government buildings.

America is Azerbaijan! — the Caucasus reacts to electoral violence in Washington

The Caucasus is no stranger to the storming of government buildings.

Remains of Armenian soldiers ‘killed in December clashes’ reportedly handed over

The soldiers were reportedly killed in clashes near Hadrut in late December.

Remains of Armenian soldiers ‘killed in December clashes’ reportedly handed over

The soldiers were reportedly killed in clashes near Hadrut in late December.

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