Afgan Mukhtarli | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
23 Jun 16
Figures have quadrupled since 2008, largely attributed to social problems and injustice.
22 Mar 16
Move interpreted as an attempt to deflect international criticism of Baku’s´s poor human rights record.
26 Nov 15
Bad news – it doesn’t herald a softer line on dissent or a clampdown on corruption.
7 Nov 15
Local group judges vote “not free, not fair, not democratic and not transparent”.
3 Nov 15
“First they destroyed opposition-leaning and independent media inside the country, and then they shifted to the international media."
27 Oct 15
Opposition figure Ilgar Mammadov beaten up by prison staff, lawyer says.
23 Oct 15
Instead, observers from former Soviet states will applaud the ruling party's repeat victory.
25 Sep 15
European legislators demanded release of political prisoners, and a probe into allegations of high-level corruption.
27 Aug 15
Outburst of popular anger follows death of suspect shortly after he was taken in at a police station.
17 Aug 15
Rasim Aliyev, journalist and media rights advocate, died hours after brutal attack.