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Leyla Yunus in a May 2013 photo

Sakharov Prize Nominees Announced

A law professor and a Christian religious leader in Iraq, an Azerbaijani rights defender, and Ukraine's pro-Western Euromaidan movement are among the nominees for the European Parliament’s 2014 Sakharov Prize for freedom of thought. More

Euro 2020 Quarterfinals In Baku, St. Pete

London's reconstructed Wembley Stadium will stage the final and both semifinals of the Euro 2020 soccer tournament. More

EBRD Lowers Forecasts Due To Ukraine

The European Bank for Reconstruction and Development (EBRD) says the Ukraine crisis is weighing heavily on economies where the bank operates, including Central and Southeastern Europe and the former Soviet republics. More

Azerbaijani activist Said Nuri

U.S. 'Concerned' By Azeri Deportation

The United States says it has raised concerns with Azerbaijan about Said Nuri, a U.S. citizen of Azerbaijani origin who was deported by authorities in Baku after what he called days of "intimidation and harassment." More

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

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Azerbaijan's Opinion-Shaping Campaign Reaches 'The New York Times'

Just days after reporting about Azerbaijan's efforts to influence Western think tanks to advance Baku's interests in the United States, "The New York Times" itself published an opinion piece by an Israeli professor who did not disclose her affiliation with Azerbaijan's state oil company.
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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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