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Azerbaijani activists react with scepticism to ReAl party acquittals

Suspicions about the ReAl Party have grown since they won a seat in February’s parliamentary election.

Azerbaijani activists react with scepticism to ReAl party acquittals

Suspicions about the ReAl Party have grown since they won a seat in February’s parliamentary election.

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli freed from prison

Mukhtarli was serving a 6-year sentence on charges widely condemned by rights groups as being trumped up.

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli freed from prison

Mukhtarli was serving a 6-year sentence on charges widely condemned by rights groups as being trumped up.

Prosecutor’s move to liquidate Ingush National Unity Committee as parliament backs protest group

Eleven MPs from the Ingush parliament backed members of the National Unity Committee over allegations they had been pressuring MPs.

Prosecutor’s move to liquidate Ingush National Unity Committee as parliament backs protest group

Eleven MPs from the Ingush parliament backed members of the National Unity Committee over allegations they had been pressuring MPs.

Thousands demand release of Ingush activist Zarifa Sautiyeva

The online campaign for her release was started on 28 September and has garnered support from all over Russia.

Thousands demand release of Ingush activist Zarifa Sautiyeva

The online campaign for her release was started on 28 September and has garnered support from all over Russia.

Afgan Mukhtarli goes on hunger strike over ‘mistreatment’ of his lawyer

The Imprisoned journalist went on hunger strike in prison protesting against the alleged mistreatment of his lawyer.

Afgan Mukhtarli goes on hunger strike over ‘mistreatment’ of his lawyer

The Imprisoned journalist went on hunger strike in prison protesting against the alleged mistreatment of his lawyer.

Protest in Azerbaijan’s Ganja against prosecutions over 2018 unrest

The families of those detained say their relatives are being unfairly pursued.

Protest in Azerbaijan’s Ganja against prosecutions over 2018 unrest

The families of those detained say their relatives are being unfairly pursued.

Charges dropped against Huseynov after thousands rally in Baku

Supporters hope Huseynov will soon be freed from jail.

Charges dropped against Huseynov after thousands rally in Baku

Supporters hope Huseynov will soon be freed from jail.

Mass hunger strikes in Azerbaijan against ‘political prosecutions’

Activists say around 20 people in prison and on the outside are on hunger strike, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

Mass hunger strikes in Azerbaijan against ‘political prosecutions’

Activists say around 20 people in prison and on the outside are on hunger strike, including investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

‘Banned without explanation’: The special prohibitions faced by Azerbaijan’s ‘political prisoners’

While the authorities deny political prisoners exist, claims that they face unfair restrictions on reading and speaking with their families persist.

‘Banned without explanation’: The special prohibitions faced by Azerbaijan’s ‘political prisoners’

By Gulnur Kazimova

While the authorities deny political prisoners exist, claims that they face unfair restrictions on reading and speaking with their families persist.

Azerbaijan: a hostile environment for genuine opposition parties

Some fear that suppressing the genuine opposition will lead to more radical forms of activism, which could be damaging for the state as a whole.

Azerbaijan: a hostile environment for genuine opposition parties

By Kamran Mahmudov

Some fear that suppressing the genuine opposition will lead to more radical forms of activism, which could be damaging for the state as a whole.

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