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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev welcomes French President Francois Hollande to Baku on April 25.

Hollande, Aliyev Discuss Rights Abuses

French President Francois Hollande has met with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, in Baku for discussions that focused on rights abuses in Azerbaijan and the country's dispute with Armenia over the breakaway Nagorno-Karabakh region. More

Baku Urged To Protect Detainee Rights

A delegation from the UN Subcommittee on Prevention of Torture has called on Azerbaijani authorities "to do more to protect the rights of people deprived of their liberty." More

Moscow Wary Of EU Partnerships

Russia says it has a negative view of the EU's Eastern Partnership summit to be held in Latvia next month, calling it "anti-Russian." More

U.S. 'Disturbed' By Azeri Lawyer's Jailing

The United States said on April 23 that it is "disturbed" by the 7 1/2-year sentence handed down to Azerbaijani human rights lawyer Intiqam Aliyev and called for his release. More

Azeri Rights Lawyer Aliyev Jailed

A prominent human rights lawyer in Azerbaijan, Intiqam Aliyev, has been sentenced to 7 1/2 years in prison after a trial that he called politically motivated. More

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The European Union, The Southern Corridor, And Turkmen Gas

With the EU's Southern Gas Corridor project to bring gas from the Caspian Basin to Europe taking on increased importance, we spoke with Maros Sefcovic, the European Commission vice president "in charge of energy union" who is currently spearheading the EU's efforts to realize for the SGC. More

Russia's FSB Accuses Azerbaijani Apple Seller Of Financing Syrian Militants

Russia's Federal Security Service (FSB) has filed criminal charges against Gachai Haciyev, an Azerbaijani who lives in the Lipetsk region of Russia. More
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