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Samira Ahmedbeyli

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The Centre for Protection of Political Prisoners and the Coordination Centre for the Family of Convicts discuss the current crackdown. (Photo: Ogtay Gulaliyev)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
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)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
18 Jan 19
Hunger strikes and public rallies called as demands grow to release detainees.
The late Rasim Aliyev. (Photo: Fargana Novruzova)
Nurgul Novruz, Samira Ahmedbeyli
9 Jun 16
Activists warn that government demonisation has created a culture of impunity.
Giyasaddin Ibrahim faces a lengthy prison sentence. (Photo: Azeri Public Television)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
24 May 16
Drugs charges used as pretext for detaining men who vandalised a public monument.
Heavy fighting between the armies of Nagorny Karabakh and Azerbaijan on the frontline, April 3, 2016. (Photo: Photolure Agency)
Samira Ahmedbeyli, Armen Karapetyan
5 Apr 16
Dozens have been killed in most serious fighting since the 1994 ceasefire between Azerbaijan and Armenia.
Khadija Ismayil. (Photo courtesy of Kh. Ismayil)
Samira Ahmedbeyli
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.
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.

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