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Cavid Huseynov (right) is an established international footballer, making 45 appearances for his country.

Azeri Footballer Held Over Journalist's Death

A well-known player from Azerbaijan’s Qabala FK soccer club, who is a suspect in a case related to the beating of a journalist to death, has been remanded in custody. More

Khadija Ismayilova

Baku: Ismayilova Trial Postponed

The trial of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova in Azerbaijan has been postponed until August 31. More

Baku, Nagorno-Karabakh Claim 'Enemy' Casualties

Azerbaijan and the breakaway region of Nagorno-Karabakh have claimed "casualties among enemy armed forces" during the latest flare-up in violence. More

WATCH: Azerbaijani Police Clash With Protesters In Mingachevir (natural sound)

Video Azeri Man's Death Sparks Clashes

Police clashed with residents in the Azerbaijani city of Mingachevir on August 22, a day after a young Azerbaijani man was found dead after being questioned by local police. More

Khadija Ismayilova

Baku Seeks Nine-Year Sentence For Khadija

A state prosecutor in Azerbaijan has asked for a nine-year prison sentence for Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and contributor to RFE/RL. More

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Open Season On Azeri Journalists

The fatal beating of an Azerbaijani reporter may reflect a growing sense of impunity over attacks on the country's independent journalists.

The Reporting That Jailed Khadija

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova made a name for herself uncovering official corruption in Azerbaijan, where criticism of the government is rarely tolerated and frequently punished. Her trial begins on July 24.
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