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Mike Runey

Azerbaijan: Elaborate Smear Campaign Targets Prominent Activist

A scandal has erupted in Azerbaijani legal and activist circles after the...

Azerbaijan Moves to Drastically Cut Number of Lawyers

The Azerbaijani parliament has approved amendments to the country’s civil code that...

Murky Azerbaijani Flights to Syria: Whistleblowing or Black PR?

Earlier this summer, the Bulgarian daily newspaper Trud published a sensational report,...

Azerbaijan Expands War on Internet to VoIP

For the last month, Azerbaijani internet users have been unable to make...

Azerbaijan: State-Run Bank Default Vexes International Investors

Azerbaijan rattled international investors this month when the country’s biggest lender, International...

Azerbaijan: Court Upholds the Blocking of Independent Media Outlets

Amid signs of a deepening economic crisis in Azerbaijan, authorities in Baku...

Azerbaijan: State and Dissidents Acquire New Weapons for Cyber War

The Azerbaijani government appears to have taken yet another step to quash...

Azerbaijan: Government Escalates Hacking Campaign Against Dissent

Several of Azerbaijan’s primary independent news websites have been inaccessible for several...

Azerbaijan: President Names His Wife as VP

Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev has appointed his wife, Mehriban Aliyeva, as the...

Azerbaijan: Show Trial Ends with Harsh Sentences for Islamic Activists

The trial of conservative Sh’ia religious activists involved in what is known...