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Baku police disperse protest against ‘systematic killing’ of stray dogs

Activists were protesting what they insist is the ‘illegal slaughter’ of stray dogs in Baku.

Baku police disperse protest against ‘systematic killing’ of stray dogs

Activists were protesting what they insist is the ‘illegal slaughter’ of stray dogs in Baku.

OC Media contributor detained as police disperse Tofig Yagublu solidarity protest in Baku

Bahruz Samadov is among several protesters to be arrested at a demonstration in support of the hunger-striking opposition leader.

OC Media contributor detained as police disperse Tofig Yagublu solidarity protest in Baku

Bahruz Samadov is among several protesters to be arrested at a demonstration in support of the hunger-striking opposition leader.

In pictures | Strategic object: Baku’s years of transformation 

In a four year project, Chloe Borkett captured images of Baku’s metamorphosis in the 2010s from a different angle. 

In pictures | Strategic object: Baku’s years of transformation 

In a four year project, Chloe Borkett captured images of Baku’s metamorphosis in the 2010s from a different angle. 

Journalists demand resignation of Press Council head on Azerbaijan’s National Press Day

Around a dozen journalists marched in front of the Press Council building in Baku demanding the resignation of the Council’s head, Aflatun Amashov.

Journalists demand resignation of Press Council head on Azerbaijan’s National Press Day

Around a dozen journalists marched in front of the Press Council building in Baku demanding the resignation of the Council’s head, Aflatun Amashov.

Azerbaijani woman attempts to take her own life after outcry over ‘vagina poster’

A criminal case was started for ‘incitement to suicide’ with several feminist activists and journalists being questioned. 

Azerbaijani woman attempts to take her own life after outcry over ‘vagina poster’

A criminal case was started for ‘incitement to suicide’ with several feminist activists and journalists being questioned. 

Women’s Day protest goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Police used violence towards the protesters and detained around dozen of participants.

Women’s Day protest goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Police used violence towards the protesters and detained around dozen of participants.

Anti–domestic violence march goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Despite police violence, protesters were able to regroup and continue the protest.

Anti–domestic violence march goes ahead in Baku despite attempts by police to disperse it

Despite police violence, protesters were able to regroup and continue the protest.

Azerbaijani students struggle with high tuition fees

As students continue to drop out of university for financial reasons, critics call for reform.

Azerbaijani students struggle with high tuition fees

By Kamran Mahmudov

As students continue to drop out of university for financial reasons, critics call for reform.

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.

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