Georgia has scored worst among the countries of the South Caucasus in the 2019 Global Hunger Index (GHI). Despite its score worsening slightly since the previous edition in 2010, Georgia remained in the ‘low’ hunger levels category, along with Armenia and Azerbaijan. [Read more…]
An ethnic Azerbaijani teacher in southeast Georgia’s Kvemo Kartli Region has been made to publicly apologise after reporting the kidnapping of one of his former students and criticising Georgia’s Azerbaijani community for endorsing bride kidnapping. [Read more…]
Independent Azerbaijani MP Rafael Jabrayilov resigned on Monday after he was accused of offering the certificate of his parliamentary mandate as collateral for a loan. This is not the first accusation of financial impropriety Jabrayilov has faced. [Read more…]
The Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers has urged the government of Azerbaijan to abide by its obligations and remove all restrictions on ReAl party leader Ilgar Mammadov and seven others who were determined to be falsely imprisoned. [Read more…]
The recent domestic violence scandal involving the Popular Front Party has revealed a dark side of Azerbaijan’s opposition. Those wishing to build a democracy in the country cannot hope to do so while supporting oppressive values. [Read more…]
Azerbaijan’s opposition Popular Front Party has been dealt a major blow after the daughters of the party’s deputy chair and his wife accused him of physically abusing them.
Imprisoned journalist Afgan Mukhtarli has gone on hunger strike in Azerbaijan and stopped taking his medication in protest against his the ‘mistreatment’ of his lawyer at the hands of prison officials. [Read more…]
With some of the highest tuition fees in the region but low performance, critics say Azerbaijan’s education system doesn’t make the grade. [Read more…]
An opposition activist in Azerbaijan who was reportedly abducted on Tuesday by unknown men has reappeared in custody and been sentenced to 30 days administrative detention. His disappearance and subsequent prosecution came soon after he was threatened with ‘crucifixion’ by the founder of ‘National Fedayis’ movement. [Read more…]
New police units are to be created in Baku with the aim of fighting ‘cases contradictory to public morality’, especially sex-work. Critics say that this may be a cover for further state interference with independent social and political life.