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The European Parliament in Strasbourg. (Photo: Michele Tantussi/Getty Images)
25 Sep 15
European legislators demanded release of political prisoners, and a probe into allegations of high-level corruption.
Shirin Abbasov. (Photo courtesy of Sh. Abbasov)
23 Sep 15
Investigators say they're questioning witnesses for a separate criminal investigation, but presidential advisor confirms detentions are warning to journalists.
A member of the Damas de Blanco group is released after police detention in 2013. (Photo: Gerardo Younel Ávila Perdomo)
20 Sep 15
Rights groups say mass prisoner release includes no one jailed on political grounds.
17 Sep 15
Tradition deplored by civil and religious leaders is hard to eradicate.
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 he was taken in at a 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.