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Talysh blogger ‘illegally moved’ from pre-trial detention

Aslan Gurbanov is currently appealing his conviction for ‘inciting national hatred’ and carrying out anti-government propaganda.

Talysh blogger ‘illegally moved’ from pre-trial detention

Aslan Gurbanov is currently appealing his conviction for ‘inciting national hatred’ and carrying out anti-government propaganda.

Blogger accused of insulting fallen soldier attacked in Azerbaijan

Since making the joke one month ago, Fuad Rasulzadeh, a controversial blogger, has received threats, insults, and, most recently, a violent street beating. 

Blogger accused of insulting fallen soldier attacked in Azerbaijan

Since making the joke one month ago, Fuad Rasulzadeh, a controversial blogger, has received threats, insults, and, most recently, a violent street beating. 

Video sparks debate about sexual harassment in Azerbaijan

Video of the incident crossed the Atlantic and was featured on the American late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Video sparks debate about sexual harassment in Azerbaijan

Video of the incident crossed the Atlantic and was featured on the American late night show Jimmy Kimmel Live! 

Georgia toughens penalties for administrative offences

Rights watchdogs warn that the amendments could have a chilling effect on freedom of speech and the right to peaceful assembly. 

Georgia toughens penalties for administrative offences

Rights watchdogs warn that the amendments could have a chilling effect on freedom of speech and the right to peaceful assembly. 

Daghestani and Azerbaijani inmates sew mouths shut in Russia prison hunger strike 

Nine inmates of a prison colony in Smolensk sew their lips shut as part of a hunger strike over ‘inhuman treatment’ at the hands of prison guards.

Daghestani and Azerbaijani inmates sew mouths shut in Russia prison hunger strike 

Nine inmates of a prison colony in Smolensk sew their lips shut as part of a hunger strike over ‘inhuman treatment’ at the hands of prison guards.

Talysh blogger sentenced to 7 years in Azerbaijan

Aslan Gurbanov was arrested and convicted of ‘inciting national hatred’ after publishing a photo of himself standing next to a Talysh flag in Baku. 

Talysh blogger sentenced to 7 years in Azerbaijan

Aslan Gurbanov was arrested and convicted of ‘inciting national hatred’ after publishing a photo of himself standing next to a Talysh flag in Baku. 

Russia’s killing of teen shepherds ‘unlawful’, court rules

The Gasanguseynov brothers, aged 17 and 19, were shot dead by Russian security forces in August 2016 near their home village.

Russia’s killing of teen shepherds ‘unlawful’, court rules

The Gasanguseynov brothers, aged 17 and 19, were shot dead by Russian security forces in August 2016 near their home village.

New sex-tape emerges targetting daughter of Azerbaijani critic 

  This is the fourth such incident over the past month, with the sister of a critical blogger, and a feminist activist and writer also being targetted.

New sex-tape emerges targetting daughter of Azerbaijani critic 

  This is the fourth such incident over the past month, with the sister of a critical blogger, and a feminist activist and writer also being targetted.

Rumours of violent new anti-queer group spark worry in Azerbaijan

The group’s alleged objective is to carry out attacks on queer individuals.

Rumours of violent new anti-queer group spark worry in Azerbaijan

The group’s alleged objective is to carry out attacks on queer individuals.

Aliyev pardons 625 in Novruz amnesty

Human rights defenders indicate that at least 38 political prisoners were among those released. 

Aliyev pardons 625 in Novruz amnesty

Human rights defenders indicate that at least 38 political prisoners were among those released. 

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