Samira Ahmedbeyli | Institute for War and Peace Reporting
Stories by the author
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.
21 Feb 14
Khadija Ismayil published a document on the secret service spying on the opposition. Prosecutors say that's a state secret.
18 Dec 13
Western diplomats join local rights groups in questioning tax evasion charges against Anar Mammadli.
26 Sep 13
Law stipulates level playing field for all eight contenders, but there’s little doubt who is going to win.
5 Sep 13
People suspect shifting deadlines for new housing and other infrastructure are an election tactic intended to make them grateful.
16 May 13
Once again, a minor incident quickly blows up into an expression of wider discontent.