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24 Apr 15
As the European Games approach, the government tries to accentuate the positive and silence critics.
Intiqam Aliyev. (Photo: Abbas Atilay)
23 Apr 15
“Arrests can take away our freedom, but not our desire to be free” - human rights defender Intiqam Aliyev
Oinikhol Bobonazarova. (Photo: Galim Faskhutdinov)
Interview
17 Apr 15
In the midst of crisis, authorities seem to be prioritising unnecessary, bad laws.
3 Apr 15
Splashing out cash on first-of-its-kind sporting event seen as a valuable PR exercise by Azerbaijan’s leaders.
Comment
1 Apr 15
Russian authorities close ATR television station as arrests and searches continue.
Taleh Khasmammadov. (Photo: T. Khasmammadov's Facebook page)
20 Mar 15
Taleh Khasmammadov reportedly in grave condition after suicide bid.
Umarali Quvvvatov (right) pictured in 2013 with his lawyer Nikolai NIkolaev. (Photo courtesy of N. Nikolaev)
16 Mar 15
Warnings that opposition leaders are also at “grave risk” of attack.
Taleh Khasmammadov. (Photo: T. Khasmammadov's Facebook page)
12 Mar 15
Authorities ignore CCTV film of alleged victim taking a dive so waiting police can arrest human rights defender as “hooligan”.
27 Feb 15
Political prisoner tells the life story of a young cellmate who spent his teenage years living homeless on the streets of Baku.
Yadigar Sadiqov before his arrest. (Photo courtesy of Y. Sadiqov)
18 Feb 15
Defendants spend a lot of time shuttling between court hearings and detention centres.

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