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    Azerbaijan -- Congressman Chris Smith in Baku, 29 June 2014.

    Chairman Rep. Chris Smith of the Helsinki Commission Urges Government Of Azerbaijan To Free Khadija

    In a statement issued by the Helsinki Commission, the government of Azerbaijan is urged to release Khadija Ismayil. davamı

    WATCH: CNN's chief international correspondent, Christiane Amanpour, has called on Azerbaijan's government to free investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova. Amanpour spoke on behalf of the imprisoned RFE/RL contributor at a UNESCO World Press Freedom Day event in Helsinki on May 3.

    Video RFE/RL Azerbaijani Contributor Awarded UN Press Freedom Honor

    The mother of imprisoned Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova has accepted the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize on her daughter's behalf. davamı

    Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova (file photo)

    'Stand Up For The Truth' -- Ismayilova's Words Of Defiance At Press Freedom Award Ceremony

    Jailed Azerbaijani investigative Khadija Ismayilova has been awarded the 2016 UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize. Ismayilova's mother Elmira picked up the award on Khadija's behalf and read out this speech that her daughter had written for the occasion. davamı

    A Year Without Khadija

    AzadliqRadiosu spoke to Elmira Ismayilova, mother of the journalist Khadija Ismayilova was arrested on December 5, 2014 and sentenced to 7.5 years in jail on September 1. davamı

    Nardaran Sealed Off

    The roads leading to Nardaran are sealed off with concrete stones. All entrance and exit points are under control. Only residents are allowed in. The residents continue to suffer from cut electricity. davamı

    Followers Of Islam In Azerbaijan Face New Legal Restrictions

    The parliament in Azerbaijan is discussing amendments to the law on “Religious Freedoms” in order to amend clauses on hanging religious flags, holding religious gathering and voicing religious slogans. davamı

    Khadija Ismayil's Appeal Dismissed

    Despite the repeated evidence, motions and Khadija Ismayil’s own statements, the court ruled to keep the sentence as it is. davamı

    Police In Azerbaijan To Get Additional Powers

    The parliament considers amending Article 26 of the law (on the use of firearms, special means and physical force) to give the police permission to use firearms, physical force or other necessary means in times of terrorism, religious extremism, and attempts to change state constitution. davamı

    Police Clash In Nardaran- 6 Dead

    November 26 police clash with religious followers in Nardaran. Police reports 6 dead- 2 police officers and 4 local residents- following the shooting. Currently police sealed off all entrance and exit points to the village. davamı

    The Hearing In The Case Of Rauf Mirkadirov Continues

    The hearing continued behind closed doors. The next hearing will take place December 9. davamı

    New Report Details Persecution Of Civil Society In Azerbaijan

    International Partnership for Human Rights (IPHR) released its December report on Azerbaijan focusing on the abuse of the criminal justice system against the civil society in Azerbaijan. davamı

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    GW report "Azerbaijan Anonymous"i
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    Tom Mayne: We found that one man, Anar Aliyev, has held ownership stakes in at least 48 deals with the State Oil Company of the Azerbaijan Republic (Socar)
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    Armenian, Azeri Leaders Vow New Push For Karabakh Peacei
    Presidents Serzh Sarkisian of Armenia and Ilham Aliyev of Azerbaijan pledged to reinvigorate the protracted search for a compromise solution to the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict during face-to-face talks held in Vienna on Tuesday.
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    Flash Analysis: Azerbaijan's Presidential Electioni
    Azerbaijan has held its presidential election, with incumbent President Ilham Aliyev expected to win by a wide margin. Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who hosts a talk show for RFE/RL, gives her perspective from Baku on the campaign, reports of fraud, and the impact of the united opposition candidate.

    Video Azerbaijani Demonstrator Arrested For Supporting Government

    In an unexpected reversal, Azerbaijani police on December 10 arrested a man who was staging a solo progovernment protest amid a larger antigovernment rally. The protester told the crowd that if it weren't for former President Heydar Aliyev and his son, current President Ilham Aliyev, there would be

    Video Thomas de Waal: New War In Karabakh Is Unlikely

    In June, Thomas de Waal, a senior associate of the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace, launched a revised 10th anniversary edition of his book “The Black Garden: Armenia And Azerbaijan Through Peace And War” on the conflict over the ethnic-Armenian Nagorno-Karabakh region of Azerbaijan.

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    Khadijas trial cartoon

    "Keep fighting for right and for good.Be loud, and be public!"

    AKTUAL Khadija Ismayilova's letter from prison featured in the New York Times. davamı

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    Khadija Ismayilova: "No one can stop me!"

    Khadija Ismayilova speaks shortly after her release today about her future plans:

    "They [the regime] thought by arresting me criticisms [against Azerbaijan] will decrease. But it didn't work. So, I thank my journalist colleagues for not stopping the work. Contrary, it only strengthened. After my arrest more stories were published and more investigations were done about hidden offshore companies. I thank my colleagues for doing this work and I thank both colleagues here in Azerbaijan and abroad.

    I also thank human rights defenders and my lawyers for defending the rights of all political prisoners and not just mine. 

    Now, that I am out, I am more informed about prison realities. And our defense case also made us more prepared to fight with the non-existing justice system in Azerbaijan.

    I think this experience will help us make more quality based work.

    Journalism, even in repressive countries like Azerbaijan is not licensed. And no one can ban me from doing my journalism work. This is not true and there is no such thing mentioned in the court decision.

    As for my holding a position, I have no intentions to hold any high ranking positions, and I have never had before. I have never wanted to have a higher position. I have always wanted to work as a journalist, and this is what I do, will do and no one can stop me from that. Even in a repressive country like Azerbaijan, where mechanisms to ban journalists from doing their work are still limited although they are headed in this direction. 

    I will continue my work. And as for leaving the country, I don't have to because the world is small especially thanks to the Internet. Even while I was in jail my work was published and they were unable to stop this from happening. Now imagine, I am no longer in jail, I am home, I have access to Internet, who can stop me?

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    Clashes Continue On The Frontline (Updated)

    April 2, clashes erupt as ceasefire violated on the frontline between Armenia and Azerbaijan. After a night of gunfire and heavy shelling, one resident of Tartar was reported killed, and one wounded. davamı

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    OSCE Minsk Group Calls On Both Sides To Return To The Negotiation Process

    April 5, as co-chairs of OSCE Minsk Group meet in Vienna, both Armenia and Azerbaijan are encouraged to return to the negotiation table ending hostilities and respecting the ceasefire agreement. davamı

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    Fotoqalereya "Russian Bazar" in Sabunchu district of Baku

    Beyond the blinding lights of the capital, away from the high-end brand shops occupying the promenade of Baku exists a different life. The district of Sabuncu isn't neccessarily main tourist attraction neighborhood of Baku. But it is one of the residential neighborhoods of Azerbaijan even though it is further out from the downtown capital.

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    In Azerbaijan Bar Association Displeased

    April 1, Azerbaijan Bar Association disbars one lawyer, reprimands another and warns the third one. davamı

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    Villagers Ask Aliyev To Help Fight Mine Controlled By Aliyevsi
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    Residents of the village of Chovdar in western Azerbaijan say a mining company has seized their land and blocked their roads as work begins to extract huge gold reserves. They've been trying to ask President Ilham Aliyev to intervene. What few realize is that the mining operation is largely controlled by members of the Aliyev family. Video by Nushabe Fatullayeva and Khadija Ismayilova, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service
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    Vox Pop: Azerbaijanis' Views On European Integrationi
    Azerbaijan is still negotiating an Association Agreement with the European Union. Unlike Georgia and Moldova, Baku is not ready to initial a deal at the Vilnius EU summit. We spoke to Azerbaijanis in their capital about whether they support or oppose integration with the European Union.
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    Stadium Construction Threatens Baku's Displaced Peoplei
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    Azerbaijan is preparing to host the first European Olympic Games in 2015, and contractors in Baku are building a massive new stadium for the 49-country event. But a settlement housing internally displaced people lies in the path of a new road that will serve the stadium. Residents say they expect their homes to be demolished -- they just haven't been told when. Produced by Nushaba Fatullayeva, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service