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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.

Aliyev frees 52 ‘political prisoners’ as part of Novruz amnesty

Almost 400 prisoners in Azerbaijan were pardoned in total, after President Ilham Aliyev issued an amnesty to mark the Novruz holiday.

Aliyev frees 52 ‘political prisoners’ as part of Novruz amnesty

Almost 400 prisoners in Azerbaijan were pardoned in total, after President Ilham Aliyev issued an amnesty to mark the Novruz holiday.

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.

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

Opinion | The EU Parliament makes it clear — no deal for Azerbaijan unless it improves its rights record

By Philippe Dam

The Commission should now follow through with a clear message — Azerbaijan’s crackdown on dissent must end and political prisoners freed.

A government’s fear or bargaining chips — Political prisoners in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan’s persecution of journalists and activists serve not only as a tactic of intimidation, but also an instrument of foreign policy.

A government’s fear or bargaining chips — Political prisoners in Azerbaijan

By Gulnur Kazimova

Azerbaijan’s persecution of journalists and activists serve not only as a tactic of intimidation, but also an instrument of foreign policy.