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Arzu Geybullayeva

Azerbaijan: Small Bookstore Owner Describes Hostile Takeover by Powerful Minister

Nigar Kocharli opened her first bookstore – a small space in a...

Azerbaijan: Tbilisi Arrest Highlights Crackdowns on Remote Opposition

On February 18, 2017, just ten minutes after Netherlands-based Azerbaijani activist Orduhan...

Azerbaijan: Using Soviet Methods to Revive Cotton Industry

In September, at the beginning of the cotton harvesting season, Azerbaijani President...

In Baku's Hands, Beloved Novel Becomes Nation-Branding Infomercial

The novel Ali and Nino has long been beloved both for its...

De Waal: Kremlin 'Not Primary Actor' Behind Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

A noted Western expert on the Caucasus says tensions between Azerbaijanis and...

Azerbaijan Seeks to Control Cameras for European Games

Like any host, Azerbaijan is trying to spruce up the capital Baku...

PEN Honors Ismayilova as Azerbaijani Journalist Begins Six Month in Custody

At a gala dinner in New York on May 5, the PEN...

Azerbaijanis Strive to Build Civil Society Away from Home

The space for freedom of expression in Azerbaijan is now roughly the...

Turkey: LGBT Individuals Struggle to Gain Acceptance

Yanki is a 23 year old who is tall and beautiful. Walking...

Azerbaijan: Outrage and Disappointment Follow Bloggers' Conviction

Many international and domestic observers worry that the recent convictions of two...

Azerbaijan: Court Convicts Youth Activists and Bloggers

Youth activists Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli were convicted on hooliganism and...

Azerbaijan: Supporters of Youth Activists Cast Court Delays as a Rights Violation

After a two-week delay, the high-profile trial of two Azerbaijani youth activists...

Azerbaijan: Baku Tackles Human Trafficking, but Ignores Domestic Violence

While Azerbaijan is getting tough on human trafficking, officials in Baku are...

Azerbaijan: Government Opts Not to Mourn Baku School Shooting Victims

In Azerbaijan, a tragedy is threatening to turn into a public relations...

Azerbaijan: Will European Court Ruling Prompt Law-Enforcement Reform in Baku?

The European Court of Human Rights recently ruled that Azerbaijan must pay...