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Shahla Sultanova

Shahla Sultanova

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Leyla Yunus while her home was being searched in May 2014. (Photo: Afgan Mukhtarli)
Shahla Sultanova
15 Aug 14
Baku accused of exploiting rising violence to charge dissidents with treason.
Tofiq Yaqublu, deputy head of the Musavat party. (Photo: Aziz Karimov)
Shahla Sultanova
21 Mar 14
Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu convicted of inciting a riot although they weren't in town when it happened.
Azerbaijani opposition leader Isa Gambar addressing protesters in central Kiev, December 2013. (Photo:
Shahla Sultanova
14 Mar 14
Sustained, regime-shaking demonstrations seem out of the question in Azerbaijan.
Poster of Heydar Aliyev in Sumgait. The words say "I will be in Azerbaijan forever”. (Photo: Shahla Sultanova)
Shahla Sultanova
17 Dec 13
Ten years after his death, Heydar Aliyev still looms large over the country.
Late-model Russian tanks on parade demonstrate Azerbaijan's purchasing power. (Photo: Official website of the president of  Azerbaijan)
Shahla Sultanova, Yekaterina Poghosyan
25 Jul 13
Unable to match Baku’s big spending, Armenia relies on special relationship with Moscow.
Graffiti on an Istanbul wall: "Baku is with you, Gezi". (Photo: Arzu Geybullayeva)
Shahla Sultanova
25 Jun 13
Different political environment deters Azerbaijanis from coming out onto the streets.
Shahla Sultanova
22 May 13
In latest political arrest, officials accuse youth activist of making dance video.
Azerbaijani reporter Seymur Hezi. (Photo courtesy of S. Hezi)
Shahla Sultanova
3 May 13
Reporters blackmailed, threatened and attacked as government clamps down further ahead of presidential election.
An Azerbaijani langiuage textbook. (Photo: IWPR)
Shahla Sultanova
12 Apr 13
Depending on taste, repeated mentions of the Aliyevs are healthy instruction, alarming indoctrination, or a good way of getting your book published.
March 10 demonstration against conscript deaths in Azerbaijan.  (Photo: Aliya Haqverdi)
Shahla Sultanova
2 Apr 13
Since one in ten of the population uses the popular networking site, old-fashioned restrictions may not work any more.