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Latest Azerbaijan News

Baku Urged To Free Jailed Activist

A senior U.S. senator says Azerbaijan should free human rights activist Leyla Yunus and that the jailed government critic must be given access to lawyers and doctors. More

Azeri Journalist Jailed For Vulgarity

A court in Baku has sentenced a journalist to 25 days in detention on charges of using vulgar words in public. More

Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus

Azeri Rights Activist 'Deprived Of Lawyer'

Jailed Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus says she has been deprived of her lawyer. More

Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev (left), French President Francois Hollande (center) and Armenian President Serzh Sarkisian in Paris for talks on the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict on October 27.

Armenia Says Karabakh Talks 'Constructive'

The presidents of Armenia and Azerbaijan have met for a third time in less than three months over the disputed region of Nagorno-Karabakh. More

Two Azeri Citizens On Trial In Karabakh

Two Azerbaijani citizens went on trial in the country's breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region on October 27. More

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Latest Blog Posts

Azerbaijan Moderates Stance At Paris Karabakh Talks

Few observers seriously believed that the Paris talks between the Armenian and Azerbaijani leaders would yield significant progress, let alone a breakthrough, in resolving the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. But a softening of Baku's negotiating position is one of several reasons why the meeting may herald a new phase in the talks. More

Azerbaijan Hires Veteran U.S. Political Consultant

The Azerbaijani government is continuing its drive to influence U.S. lawmakers, hiring a former strategist to top Republican Party officials to boost its image in the United States. More
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Features & Commentary

Journalist Group Says Reporters' Killers Almost Never Face Justice

Murdering journalists is one way to keep the public in the dark about criminal activities. It is also virtually risk-free, since worldwide 90 percent of the killers never face justice.

In Many Countries, Distance From Ebola Brings A Sense Of Safety

In many parts of Eurasia, people think they are far enough away from Africa to be safe from Ebola. Is that a false sense of security?

Sparks Fly Over Scholar’s Azeri Ties

A scholar who consistently promotes Azerbaijan in the U.S. media and to American officials reacted angrily at a Columbia University event this week on European energy when a student asked her about her failure to disclose her ties to Azerbaijan's state-owned energy giant SOCAR.

Can The Sakharov Prize Save Leyla Yunus?

Activist Leyla Yunus has been transferred to Azerbaijan's most notorious detention center after already spending nearly three months behind bars on what supporters say are false charges.

Azerbaijani Journalist Fears Arrest As Part Of Continuing Crackdown

Leading Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been told she faces arrest when she returns to her country. Ismayilova has spoken out about the months-long crackdown on independent journalists and human rights activists in the oil-rich country.

Anar Mammadli, A Tireless Rights Advocate

Jailed Azerbaijani human rights defender Anar Mammadli, the recipient of the 2014 Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, has tirelessly denounced the deepening crackdown on human rights in Azerbaijan.

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.

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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