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Arman Sahakyan (right) in court with his lawyer Maro Khachaturyan. (Photo: Nor Serund)
3 Sep 15
Concerns about legal loophole that excludes LGBT community from legal protections afforded to minorities.
Police advance on demonstrators in Mingechevir. August 22, 2015. (Photo: Islam Shihkali)
27 Aug 15
Outburst of popular anger follows death of suspect shortly after arriving at police station.
Leyla Yunus while her home was being searched in May 2014. (Photo: Afgan Mukhtarli)
14 Aug 15
With a vengeful government state behind them, prosecutors were always going to get rights activists Leyla and Arif Yunus put behind bars.
Emin Milli. (Photo courtesy of E. Milli)
4 Aug 15
Family members detained in apparent attempt to muzzle independent voices.
Leyla Yunus while her home was being searched in May 2014. (Photo: Afgan Mukhtarli)
31 Jul 15
Courts concern themselves with charges of financial wrongdoing, and ignore the blindingly obvious offence of criticising the government.
Yafez Akramoglu. (Photo courtesy of Y. Akramoglu)
22 Jul 15
Cloak-and-dagger meetings in a border town as police try to force journalist to come back.
14 Jul 15
Citizens say that more needs to be done to confront legacy of conflict.
A female opposition militant at a medical office in Salaheddin neighbourhood, Aleppo. (Photo: Baraa al-Halabi)
8 Jul 15
After entrapment and interrogation, a series of prisons and finally a miraculous release.
29 Jun 15
Rather than refute human rights criticisms point by point, the government says Armenia is worse.
Emin Huseynov. (Photo courtesy of Mehman Huseynov)
22 Jun 15
OSCE politician says it’s a “sad day” when a civil society leader is forced out by his government.

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