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Latest Azerbaijan News

Baku Deports Activist, Warns About Family

A U.S. citizen of Azerbaijani origin, Said Nuri, has been deported from Azerbaijan after what he called days of intimidation and harassment. More

Azerbaijani opposition activist Said Nuri says he has done nothing illegal.

Azeri Activist Slams Sex Video

A sexually explicit video showing former activist Said Nuri has been posted on the Internet in what Nuri says is an attempt by the Azerbaijani authorities to discredit him. More

Three Missing After Azerbaijani Blast

An explosion has partially destroyed an apartment building in Azerbaijan, leaving at least three people missing. More

Nils Muiznieks, the Council of Europe commissioner for human rights

CoE Slams Baku For Rights Violations

The Council of Europe's human rights chief has harshly criticized Azerbaijani authorities over what he says is the deterioration of human rights and basic freedoms in the oil-producing Caspian Sea country. More

Azerbaijani Officials Raid U.S.-Based NGO

Azerbaijani security officials have raided the Baku office of the nongovernmental organization IREX. More

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Features & Commentary

Azerbaijan Tightens Screws On Civil Society, Independent Media

The government of Azerbaijan is carrying out an intense crackdown of civil-society organizations and nonstate media in what Baku says is a bid to stop "foreign forces" from undermining the South Caucasus country. "Apparently it is in Azerbaijan's national interest not to have critical media," says one worried journalist.
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Together A Lifetime, Azeri Activists Now Apart And In Jail

It's been nearly a month since Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus and her husband, historian Arif Yunus, were jailed on charges of fraud and antistate activity. The couple's only child, Dinara, talks about her parents' loving relationship -- and the pain of their separation.
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'The Hardest Part Is I Can't See You' -- Azeri Activist's Prison Letter To Jailed Husband

With her health reportedly deteriorating, detained Azerbaijani rights activist Leyla Yunus has penned an open letter to her husband -- who himself was arrested and charged with treason shortly after her.
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Amid Karabakh Tensions, Both Armenia And Azerbaijan View Russia Uneasily

Russian President Vladimir Putin got the leaders of Armenia and Azerbaijan to sit down together in Sochi on August 10 to ease tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh. But both South Caucasus countries are wary of what Moscow's intentions might be.
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Video Man's Death After Mysterious Border Crossing Sparks Row Between Baku, Yerevan

An Armenian man has died in Azerbaijan after crossing the border in mysterious circumstances. The incident has sparked a bitter dispute between the two rival countries.
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Karabakh Fighting Frays Nerves On Both Sides

Days of sometimes fierce exchanges of gunfire have revived fears that the conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh could once again explode. RFE/RL's Armenian and Azerbaijani services spoke to people caught in the middle of the fighting.
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Explainer: The Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

What's behind the recent flare-up in violence around the breakaway Azerbaijani region of Nagorno-Karabakh, and what are the chances of a settlement to the long-running dispute -- or an escalation?
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Azerbaijan Gets Tough In Bid To Silence Its Loudest Critic

Authorities in Baku have charged prominent human rights activist Leyla Yunus with treason and other charges stemming from her work to ease tensions over Nagorno-Karabakh. International advocates are concerned about the health of the 58-year-old diabetic as she awaits trial in a Baku jail.
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Photogallery World War I Anniversary: Five Historians, Two Questions

One hundred years after the beginning of World War I, historians are still wondering how it started. Meanwhile many of the rest of us wonder if the global situation today is as perilous as it was on the eve of that cataclysm.
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