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Voting during parliamentary election in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, 1 November 2015. (Photo: Aziz Karimov/RFE-RL)
5 Dec 19
Participants hope to boost political involvement and awareness.
Placard at a rally in protest of results of snap Presidential election in 2018 in Baku. (Photo: Aziz Karimov)
28 Nov 19
With a large grey economy and poorly observed labour laws, Azerbaijanis who lose their jobs have little support.
Women walk through Azerbaijan's capital Baku. (Photo: Oleg Nikishin/Getty Images)
16 Aug 19
Female reporters routinely intimidated by blackmail, sexual assault and harassment.
Azerbaijani journalist and IWPR contributor Afgan Mukhtarli was kidnapped in Georgia’s capital Tbilisi on May 29, 2017.
Comment
5 Jun 19
Azerbaijan and Georgia need to answer urgent questions about reporter’s kidnapping and imprisonment.
A view of the area for the UEFA Europa League Final 2019 fan festival, Baku. (Photo: Thomas Eisenhuth/Getty Images)
Comment
26 May 19
The costs of Azerbaijan putting its name on the map are high, but the benefits are not clear.
Police clash with women marching on the International Women’s Day in Baku. (Photo: AzadliqRadiosu)
Comment
28 Mar 19
State repression means that something as simple as a call for gender equality cannot be tolerated.
The Centre for Protection of Political Prisoners and the Coordination Centre for the Family of Convicts discuss the current crackdown. (Photo: Ogtay Gulaliyev)
12 Feb 19
Moves seen as tactic to calm international criticism.
Sanubar Heydarova, an activist pictured on the fifth day of her hunger strike. (Photo: Khadija Ismayil)
18 Jan 19
Hunger strikes and public rallies called as demands grow to release detainees.
Arzu Geybulla is an Azerbaijani journalist currently based in Istanbul. (Photo courtesy of A. Geybulla)
Comment
13 Nov 18
It's easy to ignore human rights abuses when there are lucrative energy deals involved.
Former political prisoner, activist and video blogger Adnan Hajizada giving an interview outside the courthouse in Baku following his release. (Photo: Azadliq Radio, Azerbaijan Service for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)
5 Sep 18
Inmates must shell out for even basic services.

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