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‘Kidnapped’ opposition activist sentenced to 30 days in Azerbaijan

A member of opposition Azerbaijani Popular Front Party that was reportedly abducted on Tuesday reappeared in police custody.

‘Kidnapped’ opposition activist sentenced to 30 days in Azerbaijan

A member of opposition Azerbaijani Popular Front Party that was reportedly abducted on Tuesday reappeared in police custody.

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.

Azerbaijan’s new morality police

By Sabina Abubakirova

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.

Opinion | Cosmetic touch-ups won’t break Azerbaijan’s cycle of crisis

The Azerbaijani government must address the underlying issues instead of buying time with nonsolutions.

Opinion | Cosmetic touch-ups won’t break Azerbaijan’s cycle of crisis

By Arzu Geybulla

The Azerbaijani government must address the underlying issues instead of buying time with nonsolutions.

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.

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

By Sabina Abubakirova

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

Detentions as a tool of political pressure ‘on the rise’ in Azerbaijan

Through 2011–2018, the number of administrative arrests in Azerbaijan has doubled, the report of the Institute for Democratic Initiatives says.

Detentions as a tool of political pressure ‘on the rise’ in Azerbaijan

Through 2011–2018, the number of administrative arrests in Azerbaijan has doubled, the report of the Institute for Democratic Initiatives says.

Azerbaijani football commentator suspended over racist remark against Chelsea’s N'Golo Kante

Commentator Ismayil Abdullayev was suspended for making a racist remark about Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Azerbaijani football commentator suspended over racist remark against Chelsea’s N'Golo Kante

Commentator Ismayil Abdullayev was suspended for making a racist remark about Chelsea midfielder N'Golo Kante.

Opinion | For all that divides us, music brings us together

Music has for centuries brought Armenians and Azerbaijanis together in a way that may once again offer us a way forward.

Opinion | For all that divides us, music brings us together

By Javid Agha

Music has for centuries brought Armenians and Azerbaijanis together in a way that may once again offer us a way forward.

Confrontation at Baku court as pepper spray used against defendants

Employees of the Penitentiary Service used pepper spray on 11 men convicted of the 2018 Ganja protests while they were behind bars. 

Confrontation at Baku court as pepper spray used against defendants

Employees of the Penitentiary Service used pepper spray on 11 men convicted of the 2018 Ganja protests while they were behind bars. 

Voice | ‘My destiny depends not on the political regime but the way of thinking’

A gay Azerbaijani’s story of isolation, violence and rape in the military, and continuing death threats from his family despite fleeing to Europe.

Voice | ‘My destiny depends not on the political regime but the way of thinking’

A gay Azerbaijani’s story of isolation, violence and rape in the military, and continuing death threats from his family despite fleeing to Europe.

Opinion | Only Moscow benefits from rising Tbilisi-Baku tensions

A recent flare-up of a long-standing border dispute between Georgia and Azerbaijan serves neither country’s interests and must be tamped down immediately.

Opinion | Only Moscow benefits from rising Tbilisi-Baku tensions

By Richard Kauzlarich

A recent flare-up of a long-standing border dispute between Georgia and Azerbaijan serves neither country’s interests and must be tamped down immediately.