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The President signed the “On Media” law Tuesday, which replaces previous regulations while tightening restrictions on the press.
Friday marks two months since Tofiq Yagublu, one of Azerbaijan’s top political opposition figures, was thrown behind bars for his activism, HRW.
Azerbaijan had failed to comply with the 2014 binding ruling that there was no basis for the detention of Ilgar Mammadov, a prominent political analyst.
Dozens of “political prisoners” according to international rights organizations were included in mass holiday pardon by Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev.
Unjustly jailed Azerbaijan blogger Huseynov who has been serving a 2-year prison sentence faces new charges without evidence of assaulting a authorities.
Azerbaijan’s main opposition parties pledged to boycott a snap election expected to extend the rule of dictator Aliyev
The wife of a Tbilisi-based Azeri investigative journalist has turned down Georgia’s citizenship offer
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