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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.
3 Feb 15
LGBT activist's suicide a year ago can be seen as an act of courage in a world of hypocrisy.
Seymur Hezi. (Photo:Fuad Hajiyev)
21 Jan 15
Jailed reporter Seymur Hezi realises he is in the same Azerbaijani prison as top female journalist Khadija Ismayil.
RFE/RL staff outside their Baku office while prosecutors conduct a search. (Photo: Aziz Karimov)
16 Jan 15
Attack on Radio Liberty is partly about silencing free media, but also reflects new anti-Western mood.
13 Jan 15
Political prisoner deemed “workshy” as pretext for turning down his application for release.
8 Jan 15
Authorities in Laghman and Paktika provinces urged to do more to ensure basic standards are met in prison system.

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