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N!DA activist imprisoned ‘for post targeting Aliyev’

Abbasov was charged with illegal use of narcotic substances while allegedly tortured and threatened with rape.

N!DA activist imprisoned ‘for post targeting Aliyev’

Abbasov was charged with illegal use of narcotic substances while allegedly tortured and threatened with rape.

Chechen man ‘abducted and held in basement’ for past six months

Local residents say 35-year-old Usman Mitayev was abducted by police in October.

Chechen man ‘abducted and held in basement’ for past six months

Local residents say 35-year-old Usman Mitayev was abducted by police in October.

Opinion | Feminism in the South Caucasus cannot succeed without queer rights

The exclusionary nature of mainstream liberal feminism in the South Caucasus has rendered it utterly impotent.

Opinion | Feminism in the South Caucasus cannot succeed without queer rights

By Ramil Zamanov

The exclusionary nature of mainstream liberal feminism in the South Caucasus has rendered it utterly impotent.

Azerbaijani rights lawyer vows to fight on despite disbarment proceedings

Shahla Humbatova is one of only a handful of human rights lawyers remaining in Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijani rights lawyer vows to fight on despite disbarment proceedings

Shahla Humbatova is one of only a handful of human rights lawyers remaining in Azerbaijan.

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

Investigation implicates ‘Navalny Poison Squad’ in North Caucasus deaths

Bellingcat connected Navalny’s alleged assassins with the suspicious deaths of three men, two from the North Caucasus. 

Arrested Daghestani exorcist claims he was ‘kidnapped and tortured’

Ibragim Ibalayev is a well-known exorcist in Daghestan with a large Instagram following.

Arrested Daghestani exorcist claims he was ‘kidnapped and tortured’

Ibragim Ibalayev is a well-known exorcist in Daghestan with a large Instagram following.

Krasnodar Krai opens investigation into abduction of Chechen government critic

A video circulated online in September showing a Chechen government critic sodomising himself with a bottle and apologising to the authorities.

Krasnodar Krai opens investigation into abduction of Chechen government critic

A video circulated online in September showing a Chechen government critic sodomising himself with a bottle and apologising to the authorities.

Azerbaijani Security Services ‘threatened to kill’ activist and family

Latif Mammadov, 24, told OC Media he was interrogated for two hours about anti-war posts he made online.

Azerbaijani Security Services ‘threatened to kill’ activist and family

Latif Mammadov, 24, told OC Media he was interrogated for two hours about anti-war posts he made online.

Prominent Talysh activist dies in prison in Azerbaijan

Fakhraddin Abbasov has died in prison where he was serving 16 years for treason.

Prominent Talysh activist dies in prison in Azerbaijan

Fakhraddin Abbasov has died in prison where he was serving 16 years for treason.

Azerbaijani peace activists called for questioning

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

Azerbaijani peace activists called for questioning

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

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