Dozens of “political prisoners” according to international rights organizations were included in mass holiday pardon by Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
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A prominent Azeri dissident and journalist was kidnapped near his home in the capital of Georgia
One time release of Azerbaijan dissidents spurs calls for more of their brethren to be released
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Dictatorship’s stolen Azerbaijan elections sparking unprecedented democracy protests
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