Azerbaijan: Is Guba Protest Response a Harbinger of a Political Shift in Baku?

Police clash with protestors in Guba, Azerbaijan, on March 1. (Screenshot: Baku 24 TV via YouTube)

For the first time since President Ilham Aliyev assumed the presidency in Azerbaijan in 2003, popular pressure, specifically the recent protest in the northern city of Guba, has caused officials in Baku to blink.

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Shahin Abbasov is a freelance reporter based in Baku.

Azerbaijan: Is Guba Protest Response a Harbinger of a Political Shift in Baku?

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