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Samira Ahmedbeyli

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Khadija Ismayil. (Photo courtesy of Kh. Ismayil)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
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.
Seymur Hezi. (Photo:Fuad Hajiyev)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
18 Feb 15
Country ranks among world’s worst for freedom of information.
Samira Ahmedbeyli
16 Jan 15
Attack on Radio Liberty is partly about silencing free media, but also reflects new anti-Western mood.
Intiqam Aliyev. (Photo: Abbas Atilay)
Afgan Mukhtarli, Samira Ahmedbeyli
11 Sep 14
While Baku presides over European rights institution, senior politician says human rights defenders deserve punishment.
Khadija Ismailova. (Photo: Shahla Sultanova)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
21 Feb 14
Khadija Ismayil published a document on the secret service spying on the opposition. Prosecutors say that's a state secret.
 Anar Mammadli, head of the Election Monitoring and Democracy Study Centre in Azerbaijan. (Photo: EMDS)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
18 Dec 13
Western diplomats join local rights groups in questioning tax evasion charges against Anar Mammadli.
Pamplet handed out to schoolchildren in Sabirabad, Azerbaijan. It shows President Ilham Aliyev by a monument to his late father Heydar Aliyev, who preceded him as head of state. (Photo: Azer Ismayil)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
26 Sep 13
Law stipulates level playing field for all eight contenders, but there’s little doubt who is going to win.
Muganli residents Gunay Yusifova (second from right) and Gullu Rahimova (third from right) (Photo: Samira Ahmedbeyli)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
5 Sep 13
People suspect shifting deadlines for new housing and other infrastructure are an election tactic intended to make them grateful.
Heybat Amrah, the detained Musavat leader in Azerbaijan’s Khachmaz. (Photo: Samira Ahmedbeyli)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
16 May 13
Once again, a minor incident quickly blows up into an expression of wider discontent.
Mehman Huseynov on his way to court. (Photo: Rufat Abdullayev)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
15 Jun 12
With international attention fading, government turns its attention to Eurovision “spoilers”.

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