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4 Aug 20
Supporters say they will continue to fight for his case to be reopened.
Javid Nabiyev, founder of Nafas rights NGO. (Photo courtesy of J. Nabiyev)
7 Jul 20
Covid-19 crisis puts further pressure on community already facing deep-rooted prejudice.
Illkin Rustamzadeh at a protest. (Photo courtesy of I. Rustamzadeh)
10 Jun 20
Former detainees face routine threats and intimidation
Lilit Makunts, head of the ruling My Step faction during the session of the National Assembly on March 31, 2020. (Photo: Parliament of Armenia)
16 Apr 20
Civil society fears that new laws lack oversight and violate the confidentiality of personal data.
Few people use the metro in Baku these days. (Photo: Parvana Gurbanli)
30 Mar 20
Country is one of the three in the world most reliant on oil.
Bereaved mother Nana Muradyan campaigns for justice for her son. (Photo courtesy of N. Muradyan)
13 Mar 20
Opinions divided over possible mechanism to restore “systematically violated rights”.
A protest in Chisinau in the name of abducted Turkish professors asking for their release. (Photo courtesy of Amnesty International Moldova)
11 Mar 20
ECHR ruling highlights wider failings in system.
Ethnic Kazaks from China with pictures of their disappeared relatives in Xinjang region. (Photo courtesy of Bureau.kz)
25 Feb 20
Political and economic dependence means that Nur-Sultan has been reluctant to condemn ongoing persecution.
Uzbekistan's flag at NYC gay parade. (Photo: RFE/RL/Fergana.ru)
17 Feb 20
State oppression is combined with indifference from local human rights groups.
24 Oct 19
The church, politicians and even medical professionals often oppose the procedure.

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