Samira Ahmedbeyli | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
12 Feb 19
Moves seen as tactic to calm international criticism.
18 Jan 19
Hunger strikes and public rallies called as demands grow to release detainees.
Nurgul Novruz, Samira Ahmedbeyli
9 Jun 16
Activists warn that government demonisation has created a culture of impunity.
24 May 16
Drugs charges used as pretext for detaining men who vandalised a public monument.
Samira Ahmedbeyli, Armen Karapetyan
5 Apr 16
Dozens have been killed in most serious fighting since the 1994 ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
2 Sep 15
As Khadija Ismayil is given a seven-and-a-half year jail term, she tells judges that witnesses were pressured and testimony based on coercion and forgery.
1 May 15
As World Press Freedom Day approaches, leading Azerbaijani journalists are in prison and independent media outlets are out of action, or heading that way.
18 Feb 15
Country ranks among world’s worst for freedom of information.
16 Jan 15
Attack on Radio Liberty is partly about silencing free media, but also reflects new anti-Western mood.
Afgan Mukhtarli, Samira Ahmedbeyli
11 Sep 14
While Baku presides over European rights institution, senior politician says human rights defenders deserve punishment.