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Azerbaijan Returns Karabakh Defector

Azerbaijan has handed over to its breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region a separatist fighter who defected earlier this year to the Azerbaijani side. More

Internet Outage Hits Azerbaijan

RFE/RL's correspondents report from Azerbaijan that a massive Internet outage affected daily life in the oil-rich former Soviet republic in the South Caucasus on November 16. More

Azerbaijani Troops Kill Two Armenian Soldiers

Azerbaijan says its troops killed two Armenian soldiers and wounded several others in what it calls an attempted attack by an Armenian "saboteur" group against Azerbaijani positions late on November 12. More

Video EU Welcomes Yunus Release

The European Union has welcomed the decision of a Baku court to release human rights activist Arif Yunus on health grounds, calling the ruling "a welcome and positive humanitarian gesture." More

Video Arif Yunus Freed From Jail But Can't Leave Baku

Azerbaijani rights defender Arif Yunus, whose case attracted worldwide attention when he and his wife were arrested in 2014 on suspicion of spying for Armenia, has been released from jail due to his health. More

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'Never Been Worse': Opposition, Election Monitors Boycott Vote In Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan is holding parliamentary elections that will be boycotted by key international monitors and all of the country’s established opposition parties. The November 1 poll follows a two-year government crackdown on civil society in the oil-rich Caspian Sea state.
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