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Ahmad Shahidov speaks about ways to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at a roundtable in London

December 2nd, 2019

Ahmad Shahidov, the head of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, who is on a business trip to the UK, spoke at a roundtable in London, on December 2. Human rights defender provided ...

“Azerbaijan wants fair peace” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke at the international conference in Scotl ...

November 30th, 2019

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, spoke at the international conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 29 November. Speaking at the international conference organized by “Conscience”, human rights defender Ahmad ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its humanitarian consequences in UK Parliament

November 2nd, 2019

International hearings on “UN, Great Powers and Peace” have been held in UK Parliament in London. The event was attended by British MPs, representatives of international organizations, media representatives and public and political activists from ...

A protest action was held in front of the Armenian Embassy in Warsaw under the slogan “Karabakh is Azerba ...

October 29th, 2019

A protest action was held in front of the Armenian Embassy in Poland today. During the protest action organized by the Union of Polish Azerbaijanis, slogans were heard: “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!”, “Stop the occupation!”, “Freedom ...

“The process of exchanging captives and hostages may take place soon” – Ahmad Shahidov

October 20th, 2019

Azerbaijani civilian hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev may soon be exchanged to Armenian diversant Karen Kazaryan and Araik Kazaryan, a soldier of Armenian armed forces, voluntarily passed to Azerbaijan. In his interview to REAL ...

         

“Russia’s mediation proposal is a positive step in the issue of captives and hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov speaks to ARB 24 Television

September 10th, 2019

A Russian Foreign Ministry official commented on the exchange of captives and hostages between Azerbaijan and Armenia. “Sides of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict may appeal to Russia to exchange the captives and hostages.” It was stated by ...

“Providing a political asylum to Vitaly Shishkin is an example of the Armenian fascist policy” – Ahmad Shahidov

September 6th, 2019

The Migration Service of Armenia gives refugee status and political asylum to Russian oppositionist, ultra-radical fascist activist Vitaly Shishkin. A statement from the Migration Service says that Shishkin’s life could be endangered if he returned ...

“Visa cancellation for Turkish citizens will bring us closer” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke at “Ulusal Kanal” TV of Turkey

September 1st, 2019

On September 1, Chairman of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in Turkey, was the guest of the program “Basin Turu” at Turkish Television of ...

“Miatsum Union plan will undermine Armenia’s position in international arena” – Ahmad Shahidov

August 24th, 2019

The Miatsum Union has been established in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. It is reported that the organization will actively participate in socio-political life of the so-called regime. The organization is also expected ...

“Armenian authorities put pressure on Araik Kazaryan’s family” – Ahmad Shahidov

August 20th, 2019

On August 12, Armenian serviceman Kazaryan Araik Khaikovic, who escaped from the Armenia’s military unit in the Fuzuli direction of the front line, was detained by Azerbaijani soldiers. Preliminary interrogation revealed that the Armenian soldier ...

“At the next stage Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev will be released” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to ARB24 Television

July 16th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

“Humanitarian dialogue on our hostages will continue” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to ATV

July 12th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

“Armenia is stepping back on the issue of captives and hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to REAL Television

July 12th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

The issue of hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev was discussed at “Gundem” program of ARB24 Television

July 11th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

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Ahmad Shahidov speaks about ways to resolve Nagorno-Karabakh conflict at a roundtable in London

December 2nd, 2019

Ahmad Shahidov, the head of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, who is on a business trip to the UK, spoke at a roundtable in London, on December 2. Human rights defender provided ...

“Azerbaijan wants fair peace” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke at the international conference in Scotland

November 30th, 2019

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, spoke at the international conference in Edinburgh, Scotland, on 29 November. Speaking at the international conference organized by “Conscience”, human rights defender Ahmad ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its humanitarian consequences in UK Parliament

November 2nd, 2019

International hearings on “UN, Great Powers and Peace” have been held in UK Parliament in London. The event was attended by British MPs, representatives of international organizations, media representatives and public and political activists from ...

A protest action was held in front of the Armenian Embassy in Warsaw under the slogan “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!”

October 29th, 2019

A protest action was held in front of the Armenian Embassy in Poland today. During the protest action organized by the Union of Polish Azerbaijanis, slogans were heard: “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!”, “Stop the occupation!”, “Freedom ...

“The process of exchanging captives and hostages may take place soon” – Ahmad Shahidov

October 20th, 2019

Azerbaijani civilian hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev may soon be exchanged to Armenian diversant Karen Kazaryan and Araik Kazaryan, a soldier of Armenian armed forces, voluntarily passed to Azerbaijan. In his interview to REAL ...

“Konstantin Zatulin’s activity violates international law” – Ahmad Shahidov told to ARB24 Television

October 20th, 2019

The illegal participation of Konstantin Zatulin, the deputy chairman of the State Duma Committee on CIS Affairs, Eurasian Integration and Relations with Compatriots, who is known for his pro-Armenian position, in the said “forum” is ...

The President’s statement “Karabakh is Azerbaijan!” has been discussed on Leader Television

October 16th, 2019

On October 16, “Vatanim Azerbaijan” program of Leader Television discussed the speech of President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev at the Plenary Session of the 16th Annual Meeting of the Valday International Discussion ...

When will Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev be exchanged? – Discussions on “ATV Actual” program

October 11th, 2019

On October 10, the “ATV Actual” program of ATV Channel discussed the issues of Azerbaijan’s national interests and representation in international organizations, as well as the process of exchange the Azerbaijani captives and hostages. Coordinator ...

How do we protect the national interests of Azerbaijan on international platforms? | “Day Overview” program | ARB TV

October 9th, 2019

The “Day Overview” program of ARB Television discusses the national interests of Azerbaijan and its representation on international platforms. Coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov was ...

The issues of Nagorno Karabakh conflict and Azerbaijani hostages were discussed at the international human rights conference in London

October 4th, 2019

Coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov attended an international human rights conference in London, UK, on 4 October. The international conference “Armed Conflicts, Peace and Human ...

Armenian separatist attempt at PACE was revealed on “Day Overview” program of ARB Television

October 1st, 2019

On October 1, ARB Television’s “Day Overview” program discussed the provocative action of Armenian separatists during the PACE Autumn Session and the protest action organized by Azerbaijani civil society activists at that event.  Coordinator ...

Armenian separatists’ attempt in PACE was prevented – protest against the “ombudsman” of so-called regime

September 30th, 2019

The Autumn Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe began its work on September 30 in Strasbourg, France. During the session, the Armenian delegation tried to provoke. The Armenian delegation, which organized ...

Discussions about the hostile organizations’ activity against Azerbaijan were held on “Day Overview” program of ARB Television

September 26th, 2019

The activities of “People In Need” and other pro-Armenian organizations that have been working hard against Azerbaijan’s national interests in Europe and trying to undermine official Baku’s image on international platforms have been discussed on ...

“Monument against Talat Pasha in Yerevan is hate crime” – Armenia has been criticized at OSCE

September 25th, 2019

On September 16, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

Calls were made to exchange captives and hostages at OSCE Warsaw Summit

September 24th, 2019

On September 16, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

Recent statements by Nikol Pashinyan have been criticized at the OSCE Warsaw Summit

September 23rd, 2019

On September 16, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

“We will raise the issue of our captives and hostages at the OSCE Meeting in Warsaw” – Ahmad Shahidov

September 20th, 2019

On September 16, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

Discussions were held on Azerbaijani captives and hostages at “Sedadan sonra” program of Lider Television

September 19th, 2019

On September 19, “Sedadan sonra” program of Lider Television discusses the latest situation with Azerbaijani captives and hostages. Responding to questions from the presenter Anar Rahimov, Coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and ...

“Russia’s mediation proposal is a positive step in the issue of captives and hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov speaks to ARB 24 Television

September 10th, 2019

A Russian Foreign Ministry official commented on the exchange of captives and hostages between Azerbaijan and Armenia. “Sides of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict may appeal to Russia to exchange the captives and hostages.” It was stated by ...

“Providing a political asylum to Vitaly Shishkin is an example of the Armenian fascist policy” – Ahmad Shahidov

September 6th, 2019

The Migration Service of Armenia gives refugee status and political asylum to Russian oppositionist, ultra-radical fascist activist Vitaly Shishkin. A statement from the Migration Service says that Shishkin’s life could be endangered if he returned ...

“Visa cancellation for Turkish citizens will bring us closer” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke at “Ulusal Kanal” TV of Turkey

September 1st, 2019

On September 1, Chairman of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in Turkey, was the guest of the program “Basin Turu” at Turkish Television of ...

“Miatsum Union plan will undermine Armenia’s position in international arena” – Ahmad Shahidov

August 24th, 2019

The Miatsum Union has been established in the occupied territories of Azerbaijan in Nagorno-Karabakh. It is reported that the organization will actively participate in socio-political life of the so-called regime. The organization is also expected ...

“Armenian authorities put pressure on Araik Kazaryan’s family” – Ahmad Shahidov

August 20th, 2019

On August 12, Armenian serviceman Kazaryan Araik Khaikovic, who escaped from the Armenia’s military unit in the Fuzuli direction of the front line, was detained by Azerbaijani soldiers. Preliminary interrogation revealed that the Armenian soldier ...

“At the next stage Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev will be released” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to ARB24 Television

July 16th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

“Humanitarian dialogue on our hostages will continue” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to ATV

July 12th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

“Armenia is stepping back on the issue of captives and hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to REAL Television

July 12th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

The issue of hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev was discussed at “Gundem” program of ARB24 Television

July 11th, 2019

Today marks five years since two Azerbaijani civilians, Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by Armenia. Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were taken hostage by the armed forces of Armenia while visiting the ...

A meeting was held in the Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International Studies

July 4th, 2019

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit to Tbilisi within the framework of the international project, participated in the meeting held on July 4 in Georgian Foundation for Strategic and International ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the humanitarian consequences of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict in Tbilisi

July 2nd, 2019

On July 1-5, Tbilisi hosted an event organized by the Friedrich Naumann Foundation and the Europe-Georgia Institute. With the participation of socially-active young people mainly from the Eastern Partnership countries – Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, ...

“Exchange of Elvin Ibrahimov to armenian diversant Zaven Karapetyan is commendable” – Ahmad Shahidov

June 29th, 2019

According to the agreement reached by results of negotiations between the State Commission on Prisoner of War, Missing and Hostages and the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC), a resident of Yukhari Salahli village ...

The results of the PACE Summer Session were discussed at the “Attention Center” program of Public Television

June 28th, 2019

The Summer Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was held in Strasbourg, France on June 24-28. Several issues were discussed within the framework of the very important session for Azerbaijan, and ...

The discussions on Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev were held in PACE

June 25th, 2019

On June 25, a side event was held in connection with the Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev within the framework of the Summer Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe. ...

“Strategic partnership issues between Azerbaijan and Serbia discussed” – Meeting with the Vice President of the Serbian Parliament

June 24th, 2019

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov has met with the Vice President of the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Vladimir Marinkovich Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, ...

Ahmad Shahidov met with the president of YUCOM, the leading human rights organization in Serbia

June 20th, 2019

A well-known human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit to Belgrade, capital of Serbia, has met with Ms. Katarina Golubovic, the head of YUCOM, Serbia’s largest human rights organization, on June ...

Ahmad Shahidov visits georgian-orthodox church in Ingiloy-Kotuklu village of Gakh

June 15th, 2019

A well-known human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a visit to Gakh, visited the georgian-orthodox church in Ingiloy-Kotuklu village. Ahmad Shahidov met with the villagers in the church, was interested in their concerns, ...

“Armenian authorities are responsible for the murder of Mayor Agil Omarov ” – Ahmad Shahidov

June 1st, 2019

The units of the armed forces of Armenia, grossly violating the ceasefire regime on the front line, once again carried out a provocation. At a time when the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group pay ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Republic Day on “Ulusal Kanal” TV of Turkey

May 28th, 2019

On May 28, coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in Turkey, was the guest of the program “Gunaydin Turkiye” on Turkish Television ...

Amnesty International’s biased position was discussed at the “Attention Center” program of Public Television

May 24th, 2019

Amnesty International, a British-based organization, has launched an outrageous campaign against Azerbaijan on the eve of the Champions League final match in Baku.  A well-known human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov, who is the guest ...

“Amnesty International fulfills another order against Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov

May 23rd, 2019

Amnesty International, a British-based organization, has launched an outrageous campaign against Azerbaijan on the eve of the Champions League final match in Baku. A well-known human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov gave a statement to the ...

“Armenia worries that Azerbaijani hostages will be welcomed as a hero” – Ahmad Shahidov

May 21st, 2019

Today, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Armenia issued a statement on the process of exchanging the captives and hostages on the principle of “All to all” put forward by official Baku. ...

Ahmad Shahidov commented on the latest situation with captives and hostages at ARB 24 channel

May 21st, 2019

In May, the International Committee of the Red Cross (ICRC) representatives again visited Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, Azerbaijani hostages detained by Armenia in the course of the Armenia-Azerbaijan Nagorno-Karabakh conflict. “We keep visiting people ...

The Eurovision 2019 debate on the live broadcast of “Yeni Musavat” newspaper – Ahmad Shahidov and Samir Asadli

May 20th, 2019

Exchange of different ideas was reflected in today’s live debate on musavat.com’s Facebook and Youtube platforms. Azerbaijan’s failure to get the first place in Eurovision Song Contest and therefore, some people are sad and other ...

“ASAU has a great role in the development of the non-oil sector” – rector Ibrahim Jafarov was declared a friend of the youth

May 14th, 2019

Farid Shahbazli, chairman of Reformist Youth Public Union and human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov, being on a visit to Ganja, visited the Azerbaijan State Agricultural University. They met with the rector of ASAU, correspondent member ...

The “Spring” internship program of the New Azerbaijan Party has discussed social media and individual development

May 13th, 2019

Supported by NAP Ganja city organization and organized by Ganja Training and Resource Center, “Social Media” and “Individual Development” trainings have been successfully completed. yenigence.com reports that the training was held within the “Spring” internship ...

Public debate on youth’s individual development and career plans was held in Sheki city

May 13th, 2019

Yesterday, a public discussion on youth’s development and career plans was held in Sheki, jointly organized by the Sheki City Youth and Sports Department and the Reformist Youth Public Union. At the meeting with active ...

Ahmad Shahidov commented on the latest situation with captives and hostages at ATV channel

May 11th, 2019

Armenian defense minister, Head of the State Commission on Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons David Tonoyan said recently that talks with the Azerbaijani side on exchanging captives and hostages continue: “We are currently making ...

“There is a need for patriotic youth representing Azerbaijan on international platforms,” – Ahmad Shahidov

May 11th, 2019

A meeting with young people was held in Sheki city on May 11 within the Knowledge Olympiad organized jointly by Istanbul Aydin University and Sheki Training Center.  During the meeting at Sheki Training Center, ...

The Kurmukoba Holiday, which symbolizes unity of Georgians and Azerbaijanis, is celebrated in Gakh district

May 6th, 2019

On May 6, holiday of both Azerbaijanis and Georgians – Kurmukoba holiday was celebrated in Gakh region. Each Gakh resident, regardless of religious affiliation, took part in the festival. Kurmuk temple was visited in a day ...

Ahmad Shahidov congratulates Gakh residents on Kurmukoba holiday in Georgian and Azerbaijani languages

May 5th, 2019

On May 6, holiday of both Azerbaijanis and Georgians – Kurmukoba holiday was celebrated in Gakh region. Each Gakh resident, regardless of religious affiliation, took part in the festival. Kurmuk temple was visited in a day ...

“Silence on civil hostage Dilgam Asgarov continues” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to ARB 24 channel

April 27th, 2019

Coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov in his interview to ARB 24 Television announced the latest updates on the process of exchanging the captives and hostages. ...

A campaign called “Do not believe in false allegations, recognize Khojaly genocide” was launched in Poland

April 22nd, 2019

Taking into account the activation of the armenian diaspora organizations in Europe on the eve of the “false genocide”, the Azerbaijani diaspora activists in Poland have begun a campaign called “Do not believe in false ...

“After the Vienna meeting the process of exchanging the hostages has entered the active phase” – Discussion on “ATV Actual” program

April 18th, 2019

The Vienna meeting of the Azerbaijani President and the Armenian Prime Minister and the Moscow meeting of foreign ministers were discussed at the “ATV Actual” program of the Free Azerbaijan Television. The guests of the ...

Ahmad Shahidov issued a video appeal on the French President’s April 24 decision

April 17th, 2019

French President Emmanuel Macron intends to announce the date of the 24th of April in France as the day of so-called “Armenian genocide”. Macron called the 1915 events as “genocide of Armenians” and “a crime ...

The Azerbaijani human rights defender was officially warned at PACE… because of Nikol Pashinyan

April 12th, 2019

Coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov, who was attending the Spring Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) held in Strasbourg, France ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Azerbaijani captives and hostages at the international conference in London

April 8th, 2019

Coordinator of Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov took part in an international conference titled “Uniting for Peace Conference 2019” held in London, UK, on April 8. Members of the British ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Khojaly genocide at Dialogue Television of Northern Cyprus

February 26th, 2019

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, joined the live broadcast of the Diyalog Television of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and talked about the Khojaly genocide, on February ...

Discussions on Khojaly genocide and Azerbaijani hostages at Turkish “Ulusal Channel” Television

February 26th, 2019

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit in Turkey, was a guest at the live broadcast of Turkish “Ulusal Channel” Television, on February 26. ...

The anniversary of the Khojaly genocide was celebrated at Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University

February 25th, 2019

Within the framework of the international campaign “Justice for Khojaly!”, initiated by the Vice President of the Haydar Aliyev Foundation Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva, “The Justice for Khojaly Week” was held in Istanbul, Turkey on February ...

The anniversary of the Khojaly genocide was celebrated at Mehmet Fatih Sultan Foundation University

February 22nd, 2019

Within the framework of the international campaign “Justice for Khojaly!”, initiated by the Vice President of the Haydar Aliyev Foundation Mrs. Leyla Aliyeva, “The Justice for Khojaly Week” was held in Istanbul, Turkey on February ...

Azerbaijani and Georgian youth met in Tbilisi: “We want peace in the Caucasus!”

February 14th, 2019

Conference on “Peace in Caucasus: Role of Youth in Strengthening Georgia-Azerbaijan Relations” was held in Tbilisi Azerbaijani and Georgian youth, academics, politicians and students attended the event jointly organized by the Association of Azerbaijani Lawyers ...

Ahmad Shahidov protested against Mikhail Avagyan’s monument at international forum in Tbilisi

February 13th, 2019

An international forum on “Disinformation and False Propaganda in Eastern Partnership Countries” was held on 13rd February in Tbilisi, Georgia. At the meeting, attended by state and government representatives from Azerbaijan, Georgia, Armenia, Ukraine, Moldova, Poland, ...

What is the latest situation on Azerbaijani hostages? – Live broadcast in “Yeni Musavat” newspaper

February 2nd, 2019

The latest updates about Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov, Shahbaz Guliyev and Elnur Huseynzade were discussed at the live broadcast of “Yeni Musavat” newspaper. Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, human rights defender ...

“Georgia should avoid any steps that can harm bilateral relations” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to “Sahar” Televizion of Iran

February 1st, 2019

A monument to Mikhail Avagyan, who took part in the Nagorno-Karabakh war, was erected in Bugashen village of Akhalkalaki region on January 20. This fact has caused a lot of dissatisfaction in the Azerbaijani public. ...

The European Parliament has always been indifferent to the issue of Azerbaijani hostages – Ahmad Shahidov

January 20th, 2019

A biased attitude towards Azerbaijan was demonstrated in the European Parliament during discussions on the Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Huseynov. It is not the first time the European Parliament has shown double standards against our country. ...

“We are not satisfied with the statement by the International Committee of the Red Cross regarding Dilgam Asgarov” – Ahmad Shahidov

January 17th, 2019

Coordinator of the Information center for Azerbaijani captives and hostages, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov has addressed to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Mrs. Dunja Mijatović. The human rights defender has given ...

Human rights defender appealed to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights in connection with the Azerbaijani hostages

January 15th, 2019

Coordinator of the Information center for Azerbaijani captives and hostages, human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov has addressed to the Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights Mrs. Dunja Mijatović. The human rights defender has given ...

Ahmad Shahidov speaks of Azerbaijani captives and hostages on “Ulusal Kanal” TV of Turkey

December 27th, 2018

On December 27, coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in Turkey, was the guest of the program “Gunaydin Turkiye” on Turkish Television ...

“UN Resolution on missing persons is very important document” – Ahmad Shahidov

December 20th, 2018

A resolution put forward by Azerbaijan called “Missing Persons” was adopted through consensus at the plenary session of the UN General Assembly. The main goal of the resolution, put forward every two years by Azerbaijan ...

The trial process on Armenian diversant Karen Kazarian proceeded | REAL Television

December 11th, 2018

On December 11, the trial of Karen Armenovich Kazarian, citizen of the Republic of Armenia, who has attempted to commit terrorist act in Azerbaijan, continued. Karen Kazarian, with criminal case 1 (100) -315/2018, is charged ...

Ahmad Shahidov addresses international organizations on captives and hostages – December 10, International Human Rights Day message

December 10th, 2018

Human Rights Day is observed every year on 10 December – the day the United Nations General Assembly adopted, in 1948, the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. This year, Human Rights Day marks the 70th anniversary ...

Captives and hostages may only be exchanged on the principle of “all to all” – Azerbaijan’s position does not change

December 5th, 2018

Today, spokesperson of the so-called “nagorno-karabakh republic” MFA Artak Nersisyan told to the Armenian press that they do not agree with the Azerbaijani side’s proposal to exchange the captives and hostages on the principle of ...

Information center for Azerbaijani captives and hostages has been launched

December 3rd, 2018

The information center for Azerbaijani captives and hostages has been launched today. The main goal of this center, which is a special project of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, is to inform ...

“The trial process on Armenian diversant Karen Kazarian proceeds in a transparent way” – Ahmad Shahidov

November 27th, 2018

The trial of Karen Armenovich Kazarian, citizen of the Republic of Armenia, who has attempted to commit terrorist act in Azerbaijan, has already begun. Karen Kazarian, with criminal case 1 (100) -315/2018, is charged with ...

“Armenia remains undecided about the exchange of captives and hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov speaks to REAL Television

November 25th, 2018

Contrary to the Geneva Conventions on international law and the protocols thereto, Armenia is again refusing to comply with the principles of humanism. It also gives rise to aggressive reaction of the Armenia’s Prime Minister ...

“International pressure on the Armenian government will be further increased” – Ahmad Shahidov

November 23rd, 2018

Contrary to the Geneva Conventions on international law and the protocols thereto, Armenia is again refusing to comply with the principles of humanism. It also gives rise to aggressive reaction of the Armenia’s Prime Minister ...

The Kurmukoba Holiday, which symbolizes unity of Georgians and Azerbaijanis, is celebrated in Gakh district

November 23rd, 2018

On November 23, holiday of both Azerbaijanis and Georgians – Kurmukoba holidaywas celebrated in Kurmuk village of Gakh region. Each Gakh resident, regardless of religious affiliation, took part in the festival. Kurmuk temple was visited ...

The exchange of captives and hostages was discussed in “ATV Actual” program of Azad Azerbaijan Television

November 20th, 2018

On November 19, the issue of exchanging of captives and hostages has been widely discussed in “ATV Actual” program of Azad Azerbaijan Television. Presenter Ariz Tarverdiyev’s guests were human rights defenders Ahmad Shahidov and conflict analyst Ahmad ...

Protest actions with the demand to exchange the captives and hostages has begun in Armenia – ARB Television

November 19th, 2018

The Armenian government is interested in preventing the process of exchanging the captives and hostages. Yesterday, the residents of Berdavan city of Armenia held a protest action demanding that Karen Kazarian to be returned from ...

Why does the official Yerevan avoid exchanging the captives and hostages? – Azad Azerbaijan Television

November 19th, 2018

The Armenian government is interested in preventing the process of exchanging the captives and hostages. Yesterday, the residents of Berdavan city of Armenia held a protest action demanding that Karen Kazarian to be returned from ...

Captives and hostages may be exchanged by the end of this year – ARB Television

November 9th, 2018

According to the information provided by the Armenian mass media, Defense Minister of Armenia, chairman of the State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, David Tonoyan said that he has read about ...

“Azerbaijani hostages may be exchanged by the end of this year” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to REAL Television

November 7th, 2018

According to the information provided by the Armenian mass media, Defense Minister of Armenia, chairman of the State Commission for Prisoners of War, Hostages and Missing Persons, David Tonoyan said that he has read about ...

“Opening of Zagatala Airport will give impetus to development of north-western region of Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov released a video appeal

November 5th, 2018

Well-known human rights defender, won the sympathy of the people of Gakh during the elections to the Milli Majlis (Parliament) Ahmad Shahidov released the next video during his visit to Gakh yesterday. Giving information about ...

Ahmad Shahidov attended the Sunday worship ceremony of the Georgian community of Gakh region

November 5th, 2018

Well-known human rights defender, won the sympathy of the people of Gakh during the elections to the Milli Majlis (Parliament) Ahmad Shahidovduring his trip to the Gakh district visited the Georgian Church in Gakhbash village. ...

Ahmad Shahidov met with the member of the British Parliament Mr. Fabian Hamilton

October 31st, 2018

Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in the UK, met with Mr. Fabian Hamilton, member of the British Parliament, MP from the ...

Ahmad Shahidov visited the Embassy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in London

October 30th, 2018

Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr.Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in the UK, has today visited the Embassy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in London. ...

A forum dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic was held in Poland

October 16th, 2018

A series of events dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republicwere held in Warsaw, Poland, on October 15. Members of the Polish Union of Azerbaijanis, representatives of the Azerbaijani diaspora in Poland ...

“FETO is an international terrorist organization” – Ahmad Shahidov defended Turkey at the OSCE

September 19th, 2018

On September 10, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

The provocation of the armenian separatists was prevented and there was tension at the OSCE Warsaw Summit

September 18th, 2018

On September 10, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“Azerbaijani State is the guarantor of the rights of national minorities” – Ahmad Shahidov responds to Emin Huseynov at the OSCE Warsaw Summit

September 14th, 2018

On September 10, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“Exchange of the hostages can create trust between conflict sides” – Ahmad Shahidov appeals to Armenian officials at OSCE Warsaw Summit

September 13th, 2018

On September 10, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“The April 11 presidential elections once again demonstrated Azerbaijan’s commitment to democratic values” – Ahmad Shahidov speaks at the OSCE Warsaw Summit

September 10th, 2018

On September 10, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“We will build our speech at OSCE on a different aspect” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke to ARB 24 Television

September 8th, 2018

On September 10, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will start its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE ...

Exchange of Azerbaijani hostages to Armenian military diversants to be put on the agenda of OSCE Warsaw Summit

September 7th, 2018

On September 10, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) will start its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE ...

“The capture of armenian diversants put Armenia in difficult situation” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke about Azerbaijani hostages

July 18th, 2018

On July 15, Armenia’s intelligence-diversant group attempted to cross the line of contact between the Azerbaijan and Armenia in the direction of Gazakh region. According to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, the provocation attempt ...

“Changing Azerbaijani hostages with Armenian diversants is on the agenda” – Ahmad Shahidov

July 17th, 2018

On July 15, Armenia’s intelligence-diversant group attempted to cross the line of contact between the Azerbaijan and Armenia in the direction of Gazakh region. According to the Ministry of Defense of Azerbaijan, the provocation attempt ...

Ahmad Shahidov speaks on Azerbaijani hostages and Ganja events on “Channel 24” TV of Turkey

July 12th, 2018

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov was guest of the “Moderator Night” program and answered the questions of well-known journalist Ardan Zenturk Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is ...

“Armenia ignores international calls on hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov gives interview to ATV

July 11th, 2018

Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev have been subjected to torture by the Armenian side for last 4 years. Dilgam Asgarov, Shahbaz Guliyev and Hasan Hasanov,who visited the occupied Kalbajar region on July 11, ...

“We need urgent decisions on Azerbaijani hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov speaks to ARB 24 Television

July 11th, 2018

Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev have been subjected to torture by the Armenian side for last 4 years. Dilgam Asgarov, Shahbaz Guliyev and Hasan Hasanov, who visited the occupied Kalbajar region on July ...

Ahmad Shahidov assesses Azerbaijan’s agenda in live broadcast of Turkey’s “Ulusal Channel” Television

July 9th, 2018

Human rights defender answered questions from Deniz Chaghlayan, the speaker of the “Midday” program and spoke about the recent terrorist attack in Ganja city  Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and ...

Ahmad Shahidov and Tural Abbasli participate in debate on live broadcast of “Yeni Musavat” Newspaper

June 7th, 2018

We continue the discussions with different well-known thinkers in the live broadcast on Facebook Page of “Yeni Musavat” Newspaper.Today Chairman of the White Party Mr. Tural Abbasliand Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Republic Day of Azerbaijan in “Ulusal Channel” Television of Turkey

May 31st, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit in Turkey, was the guest of a live broadcast on Turkey’s prestigious “Ulusal Channel” Television on May ...

The 100th anniversary of the Azerbaijan Democratic Republic is celebrated at the Cyprus Science University

May 29th, 2018

The “Friend of the Republic” award was presented to a number of people for their support for the activities to promote the truths of Azerbaijan around the world. A conference on the 100th anniversary of ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Republic Day of Azerbaijan on Cyprus Television

May 28th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, was the guest of a live broadcast on Cyprus’s prestigious ...

Ahmad Shahidov held a meeting in the Georgian Parliament

May 24th, 2018

Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov,who is on a working visit to Georgia, met with Rati Ionatamishvili, Deputy Chairman of the Committee on Human Rights and Civil Integration ...

Conference on “Azerbaijan-Georgia: 100 Years of Our Republics” was held in Tbilisi

May 23rd, 2018

A conference on “Azerbaijan-Georgia: 100 Years of Our Republics” was held at the Georgian National Academy of Sciences (GNAS) on May 23. The event, organized by the Azerbaijani Reformist Youth Public Union and the Georgian ...

Ahmad Shahidov gave interviews to a number of international TV channels regarding the April 11 presidential election

April 11th, 2018

The next presidential elections in Azerbaijan were held on April 11, 2018.Local and international observers were closely following the presidential elections in Azerbaijan. Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rightsobserved elections in 25 regions of ...

Ahmad Shahidov met with Norwegian Ombudsman Mrs. Anne Lindboe

April 3rd, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to Europe, visited the Norwegian Ombudsman Institute in Oslo on April 3. Human rights defender met with ...

A protest action was held in front of the Armenian Embassy in Warsaw on the occasion of the 31 March Genocide Day

March 31st, 2018

On the occasion of the Day of Genocide of Azerbaijanis on March 31, 1918, activists of the Union of Azerbaijanis in Poland held a protest action in front of the Armenian Embassy in Warsaw. Protesters ...

Presidential elections in Azerbaijan were discussed at OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights in Warsaw, Poland

March 29th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to Europe, visited the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) in Warsaw, Poland. Human ...

Meeting with youth was held in Sheki city on 11 April – Presidential elections

March 16th, 2018

On March 15, a public meeting of the youth voting for the first time was held in Sheki city. The meeting organized jointly by Sheki City Executive Power, Sheki City Youth and Sports Department and ...

Commemoration of Khojaly genocide was held in Turkey’s Mustafa Kaynak Anatolian High School

February 28th, 2018

Young people aged 14-17 who are studying at high school were informed about Khojaly genocide and Nagorno-Karabakh conflict Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, and Farid Shahbazli, chairman of ...

Discussions on Khojaly genocide and the truth of Azerbaijan at Turkish DRT Television

February 27th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, and Farid Shahbazli, chairman of Reformist Youth Public Union, who are on a working visit in Turkey, were guests at the live broadcast ...

Ahmad Shahidov speaks to Turkish youth at “Khojaly genocide and Karabakh issue” conference at Pamukkale University

February 27th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, and Farid Shahbazli, chairman of Reformist Youth Public Union, who are on a working visit in Turkey, attended “The Khojaly genocide and Karabakh ...

A photo exhibition featuring the Khojaly genocide was organized in Denizli, Turkey

February 27th, 2018

The exhibition, organized at Pamukkale University, lasted for 10 days and hosted thousands of visitors A photo exhibition featuring the horrors of the Khojaly genocide was organized on 17-28 February in Denizli, Turkey, jointly by ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Khojaly genocide at Dialogue Television of Northern Cyprus

February 26th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, joined the live broadcast of the Diyalog Television of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus and talked about the Khojaly genocide, on February ...

The debate on the Khojaly genocide and the Karabakh conflict at the live broadcast of TRT World – Matthew Bryza, Ahmad Shahidov and Richard Giragosian

February 26th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to Turkey, participated in debates at live broadcast of the “Newsmakers” program of TRT World. Former US ...

Ahmad Shahidov speaks of Europe’s double standards at “Justice for Khojaly” conference at Istanbul Aydin University

February 26th, 2018

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, the “Justice for Khojaly” Week has been launched in Istanbul, Turkey. Reformist Youth Public Union has been organizing for already six years the “Justice ...

Discussions on Khojaly genocide, Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and Azerbaijani hostages at Turkish “Ulusal Channel” Television

February 24th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit in Turkey, was a guest at the live broadcast of Turkish “Ulusal Channel” Television, on February 24. ...

Ahmad Shahidov made a speech at the conference “Justice for Khojaly” held at Istanbul Altınbash University

February 23rd, 2018

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, the “Justice for Khojaly” Week has been launched in Istanbul, Turkey. Reformist Youth Public Union has been organizing for already six years the “Justice ...

“Justice for Khojaly” conference has been organized at Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University

February 22nd, 2018

On the occasion of the 26th anniversary of the Khojaly genocide, the “Justice for Khojaly” Week has been launched in Istanbul, Turkey. Reformist Youth Public Union has been organizing for already six years the “Justice ...

Ahmad Shahidov met with Ombudsman of Albania Mrs. Erinda Ballanca

February 3rd, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to Europe, met with Ombudsman of Albania Mrs. Erinda Ballanca in Tirana on February 2. During the ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets Albanian religious leader Anastasios Yannoulatos

February 2nd, 2018

An exchange of views on freedom of religion in Albania was also held during the meeting Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to ...

Ahmad Shahidov visited the Turkish Embassy in Hungary

January 30th, 2018

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to Europe, visited the Embassy of the Turkish Republic in Budapest. Meeting with Ambassador Ahmet Akif Oktay, ...

“Our activity in the PACE Winter Session has changed the international approach to issue of the Azerbaijani hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov

January 29th, 2018

The Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe was held on January 22-26 in Strasbourg, France. On the first day of the Session, the new president and vice-presidents of PACE, Commissioner ...

The issue of Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev was discussed in PACE Winter Session

January 26th, 2018

During the discussions in the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe, members of the Azerbaijani delegation conducted intensive work on the humanitarian consequences of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, the Azerbaijani IDPs and hostages. The Winter ...

“We will raise the issue of Azeri hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev at the PACE Winter Session” – Ahmad Shahidov

January 18th, 2018

The Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe will be held in Strasbourg from 22 to 26 January. The PACE will elect its President and a new Commissioner for Human Rights. ...

Ahmad Shahidov has delivered a speech at the Solidarity Day and New Year’s Eve in North Cyprus

December 31st, 2017

Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, attended the Solidarity Day and New Year celebration at the ...

Issue of Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev was discussed on “Channel T” Television of Northern Cyprus

December 29th, 2017

Answering questions of “Haber +” TV Program’s presenter Mrs. Ferda Ekinchi, the human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov shared his views on Turkey-Azerbaijan-North Cyprus relations Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human ...

“We believe in the release of Azerbaijani hostages in the coming months and strengthened our activity in this direction” – Ahmad Shahidov

December 11th, 2017

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov spoke in an exclusive interview to CBC Azerbaijan TV on the work done to release Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for ...

The European Parliament was informed about the killing of 2-year-old Zahra

November 23rd, 2017

Speaking at the European Parliament’s Human Rights Subcommittee meeting, Human Rights Defender Ahmad Shahidov said that the armenian armed forces targets the civilian population in the frontline Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for ...

Ahmad Shahidov visited the Embassy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Hungary

November 21st, 2017

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights, who is on a working visit to Europe, visited the Embassy of the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus in Budapest. During the meeting ...

“Azerbaijan and Serbia support each other in the issue of territorial integrity” – Meeting with the Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of Serbia

November 9th, 2017

Head of AIDHR Dr. Ahmad Shahidov meets with the Vice-Speaker of the Parliament of the Republic of Serbia Mr. Vladimir Marinkovic On November 9, the Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights ...

Ahmad Shahidov met with the Serbian Ombudsman Mr. Zoran Pashalich

November 8th, 2017

On November 8, the Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in Europe, met with the Ombudsman of Republic of Serbia Mr. Zoran ...

Ahmad Shahidov speaks about the truths of Azerbaijan at a meeting with Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina

November 7th, 2017

On November 7, the Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov, who is on a working visit in Europe, met with the Ombudsman of Bosnia and Herzegovina Mrs. Jasminka ...

Issue of Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev raised at OSCE Vienna meeting

November 6th, 2017

On November 6, the meeting of the OSCE on “The Role of Media in Counteracting of Disinformation, “Hate Speech” and Radicalization” took place in Vienna, Austria. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, and OSCE ...

Ahmad Shahidov speaks about the role of free media in Europe’s security | OSCE Vienna Meeting

November 3rd, 2017

The Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on the topic of The Role of the Free Media in the Comprehensive Approach to Security takes place in Vienna from 2 – 3 November 2017. The meeting is ...

“Google and Facebook have become more favorable for terrorism and separatism” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the internet freedom at the OSCE Vienna Meeting

October 15th, 2017

Today the International Conference, organized by The Austrian Chairmanship of the OSCE and the Czech Chairmanship of the Council of Europe Committee of Ministers continued its work in Vienna, Austria. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE ...

The Cordelia Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims is launching an investigation into Azerbaijani hostages

October 13th, 2017

Being on a working visit in Europe, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov visited The Cordelia Foundation for the Rehabilitation of Torture Victims in Budapest. The Human Rights Defender, ...

Ahmad Shahidov met with Head of the Center for Political Sciences at the Central European University in Budapest

October 12th, 2017

Being on a working visit in Europe, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov visited Central European University in Budapest. The Human Rights Defender met with Head of the Central ...

A protest action was held in front of the Armenian embassy in Warsaw on Azerbaijani hostages

September 22nd, 2017

Kurdoglu Asgarov, the son of Dilgam Asgarov, who was taken hostage by armenians in Kalbajar, held a protest action in front of the Armenian embassy in Poland. Kurdoghlu Asgarov demanded freedom to Azeri hostages in ...

“One million Azerbaijani refugees are victims of humanitarian disaster” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the armenian occupation at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 21st, 2017

On September 21, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“The economic, social and cultural rights of the Turkish Cypriots are in danger” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke of embargoes facing Northern Cyprus at OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 20th, 2017

On September 20, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“I came here to say that no news from my father since last 7 months” – Dilgam Asgarov’s son spoke at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 19th, 2017

On September 19, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“This photo is a clear example of armenian fascism” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke of 2-year-old Zahra at OSCE Warsaw meeting

September 18th, 2017

On September 18, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

“The mutual relations of Azerbaijan and Georgian people can be an example for Europe” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the ethnic situation in the South Caucasus at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 15th, 2017

On September 15, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“Mosques in Shusha, Aghdam and Kalbajar collapsed, armenian churches built on site” – Ahmad Shahidov criticized Armenia at the OSCE Warsaw meeting

September 14th, 2017

On September 14, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“There are equal political opportunities for everyone in Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov criticized double standards towards Azerbaijan at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 13th, 2017

On September 13, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the democratic reforms and elections in South Caucasus at the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 12th, 2017

On September 11, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“Dilgam Asgarov’s son’s speech at OSCE will increase international attention to our hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov

September 11th, 2017

On September 11, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) starts its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

Ahmad Shahidov commented on President’s visit to Gakh – “We will witness faster development in Gakh”

August 9th, 2017

“These are very strategic areas and can significantly reduce Azerbaijan’s dependence on foreign products” During the nationwide conference on the development of cocoon, tobacco and hazelnut production in Gakh under the chairmanship of President Ilham ...

A roundtable discussion on “Georgia-Azerbaijan: Youth and Common Values” was held in Tbilisi

July 27th, 2017

A roundtable discussion on “Georgia-Azerbaijan: Youth and Common Values” was held at the Azerbaijan Cultural Museum named after Mirza Fatali Akhundov in Tbilisi on July 25. The event was organized by the Reformist youth Public ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the importance of social media in the life of youth in the trainings in Ganja

July 25th, 2017

The opening ceremony of the project “School of Young Bloggers”, organised by the New Azerbaijan Party Ganja City Organization and the Reformist Youth Public Union, was held on July 24 with the support of the ...

“The Azerbaijani press is flexible and solid in national issues” – Ahmad Shahidov

July 22nd, 2017

Today, the National Press Day is celebrated in Azerbaijan. 142 years ago, the first press release by Hasan bey Zardabi – “Ekinchi” newspaper was published and the Azerbaijani press was established. More than a thousand ...

“The positions of Azerbaijani people and state coincide in Nagorno-Karabakh conflict” – Ahmad Shahidov

July 17th, 2017

The Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and its possible solutions in live broadcast of the “Legal Aspect” program of the “Sahar” Television of ...

The killing of 2 year old Zahra was discussed in Television of Islamic Republic of Iran

July 13th, 2017

The killing of civilians by the armenian armed forces in the Alkhanli village of Fuzuli region of Azerbaijan is also in the international press. Killing of two-year-old Zahra Guliyeva by armenian armed forces was spoke ...

“We try to overcome the existing double standards with respect to the Azerbaijani hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov talked to CBC Azerbaijan Television

July 12th, 2017

It is already 3 years that Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev have been taken hostage by armenian armed forces. On July 11, 2014, three Azerbaijani civilians – Dilgam Asgarov, Shahbaz Guliyev and Hasan ...

The killing of 2 year old Zahra was discussed in Cyprus State Television

July 10th, 2017

The killing of civilians by the armenian armed forces in the Alkhanli village of Fuzuli region of Azerbaijan is also in the international press. Killing of two-year-old Zahra Guliyeva by armenian armed forces was spoke ...

“Armenia, which targets civilians, brutally violates the Geneva Conventions” – CBC Azerbaijan TV

July 6th, 2017

On July 4 at about 20:40 (GMT+4 hours), the Armenian armed forces again violated ceasefire and, using 82-mm and 120-mm mortars and grenade launchers, shelled Azerbaijani positions and territories where the civilian population lives, namely ...

“International youth conference, planned in Khankandi is an act of sabotage by Armenia” – CBC Azerbaijan Channel

June 21st, 2017

According to armenian media, it is planned to hold an international youth conference in occupied Azerbaijani city of Khankandi on 14-17 September, 2017. Alleged aim of the conference organized by the Ministry of Sport and ...

AIDHR calls for lifting of Qatar blockade: “This is a violation of international law”

June 12th, 2017

Dr. Ahmad Shahidov: “We condemn actions taken against Qatar” Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates (UAE), Bahrain and Egypt severed relations with Qatar on June 5, accusing it of “supporting terrorists” and their arch-adversary Iran ...

“By the Islamic Solidarity Games we gave a message of peace and reconciliation to the world” – Ahmad Shahidov talked to Cyprus Television

May 31st, 2017

To be in the working visit in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov was a guest of Diyalog Television. Responded to questions of “Gundem Dishi” ...

A solemn ceremony dedicated to 28 May – Day of the Republic held in Cyprus

May 28th, 2017

On May 28, a ceremony was held to mark the 28 May – Republic Day of Azerbaijan in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. Ceremony, organized by the Azerbaijan-Cyprus Youths Organization and Reformist Youths Public Union, ...

Young people from Azerbaijan and Turkey met in Istanbul – Republic Day was celebrated

May 27th, 2017

On May 27, “Friendship, brotherhood and strategic partnership between Azerbaijan and Turkey in the eyes of youths” conference, organised by Reformist Youths Public Union and Young Mavera Foundation took place in Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University. ...

“The role of youth in development of the Azerbaijani-Georgian relations” conference took place in Tbilisi

May 11th, 2017

On May 11, “The role of youth in development of the Azerbaijani-Georgian relations” conference took place in Tbilisi, capital of Georgia. During the conference, organized by Reformist Youths Public Union and “Friends of Azerbaijan” Club ...

Ahmad Shahidov shared his views on media freedom at OSCE Meeting in Vienna

May 11th, 2017

“Fake news”, the dissemination of disinformation and propaganda through traditional and online media and the associated negative repercussions for the freedom of expression were the focus of the 14th South Caucasus Media Conference, which took ...

“Young people studying abroad promotes the realities of Azerbaijan as well” – Ahmad Shahidov

April 29th, 2017

On April 28, the opening ceremony of “Erasmus Student Exchange”, organised by Reformist Youths Public Union with the financial support of the Council on State Support to NGOs under the Auspices of the President of ...

Ahmad Shahidov held a meeting in the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia

April 25th, 2017

On April 25, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov visited the Ministry of Foreign Affairs of the Republic of Macedonia in Skopje. Head of AIDHR met with Mr. Ambassador ...

“There is a serious need to promote Azerbaijan in Macedonia” – Ahmad Shahidov held a meeting in Macedonian Parliament

April 24th, 2017

On April 24, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov visited the Assembly of the Republic of Macedonia in Skopje. Human rights defender met with the Member of Parliament from ...

Ahmad Shahidov visited Azerbaijani Embassy to Hungary

April 21st, 2017

Met with Ambassador of Azerbaijan to Hungary Dr. Vilayat Guliyev, human rights defender spoke about his activity in Europe and exchanged views on the delivering of Azerbaijani truths. On his working visit in Europe, Head ...

Ahmad Shahidov to meet with armenian human rights activist Vahe Avetian in Stockholm

March 31st, 2017

Human Rights Defenders discussed the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict and the principles of international law On his working visit in Sweden, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov met with famous armenian human rights activist ...

Discussions about the Azerbaijani hostages Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Gouliyev in Cyprus State Television

March 1st, 2017

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov gave detailed information about Khodjaly Genocide and Azerbaijani hostages in “Gundem Arti” (“Agenda Plus”) program of BRT State Television of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus. To be in the working ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Khodjaly Genocide and Azerbaijani hostages in Cyprus TV

February 27th, 2017

Human rights defender was a guest of the “Cyprus Agenda” broadcast in Cyprus TV of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus To be in the working visit in Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Head of Azerbaijan ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Khodjaly Genocide and Azerbaijani hostages in Istanbul Culture University

February 24th, 2017

“Justice for Khodjaly” Week, organized by Reformist Youths Public Union, held its next conference in Istanbul Culture University On 24th February, “Justice for Khodjaly” conference, organized by Reformist Youths Public Union, was held in Istanbul ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke at the “Justice for Khodjaly” conference in Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University

February 23rd, 2017

On 23rd February, “Justice for Khodjaly” conference, organized by Reformist Youths Public Union, was held in Istanbul Yeni Yuzyil University. Made a welcome speech in the conference, chairman of RYPU Mr. Farid Shahbazli gave short information about the “Khodjaly Genocide” and ...

“There is a great potential for development of the Qatar-Azerbaijan relations” – Ahmad Shahidov

February 21st, 2017

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and the High Commissioner for Human Rights organised in Doha an international conference on “Human rights-based approach to conflict situations in the Arab region” on February 20 and 21. ...

Qatar to host international conference of ombudsmen and human rights activists from Muslim countries

February 20th, 2017

The National Human Rights Committee (NHRC) and the High Commissioner for Human Rights organised in Doha an international conference on “Human rights-based approach to conflict situations in the Arab region” on February 20 and 21. Held under ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the social media and state’s national interest in Ganja

February 15th, 2017

On February 14, “Social Media School”, organised by Reformist Youths Public Union with the financial support of the Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, continued its work During his next meeting with youths, human ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke to youths in “Social Media School” in Ganja

February 13th, 2017

On February 13, the opening ceremony of “Social Media School”, organised by Reformist Youths Public Union with the financial support of the Youth Foundation under the President of Azerbaijan, was held in Ganja. Chairman of ...

Ahmad Shahidov talked about Azerbaijani hostages in “Chestno Govorya” TV program – CBC Azerbaijan Channel

February 3rd, 2017

Human rights defender responded to questions of journalist Mehriban Gasimova and talked about the work done in Europe for releasing Azerbaijani hostages In Febuary 3, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad ...

“Armenia ignores the international calls” – Ahmad Shahidov talked to CBC Azerbaijan

February 2nd, 2017

Human Rights Defender Ahmad Shahidov says that armenian authorities ignores the international laws and Europe countries turn a blind eye to it In his interview to CBC Azerbaijan Channel on February 2, Head of Azerbaijan ...

Ahmad Shahidov talked about the international support to Azerbaijani hostages – CBC Azerbaijan Channel

February 1st, 2017

On February 1, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Dr. Ahmad Shahidov gave an interview to CBC Azerbaijan Channel and talked about the work done for sake of defending rights of the ...

National Hero of Ukraine Nadejda Savchenko joins to defence of Azerbaijani hostages

January 27th, 2017

Human Rights Defender Ahmad Shahidov met with Member of the Verkhovna Rada (the Ukrainian Parliament) Nadejda Savchenko During his working visit in Ukraine on January 27, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad ...

Ahmad Shahidov talked about Azerbaijani hostages in the meeting with the Chair of Mahatma Gandhi Human Rights Organisation

January 24th, 2017

Human Rights Defender gave an information about the Azerbaijani displaced persons to Mr. Gibril Deen During his working visit to Europe on January 24, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov ...

Ahmad Shahidov held a meeting with students of the Azerbaijan State Economic University

December 20th, 2016

On December 20, Head of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov met with the students of Azerbaijan State Economic University. During the meeting, human rights defender answered the students’ questions, spoke about ...

“German correspondent Chase Winter, who supports terror act in Istanbul, must be punished” – Ahmad Shahidov raised the issue at the OSCE

December 13th, 2016

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Istanbul terror act in OSCE meeting on the topic of “Propaganda of hatred in the media: self-regulation & journalism ethics” On December 13-14, OSCE Media Conference “Propaganda ...

“The official institutions and civil society are working systematically on hostages from Kalbajar” – Ahmad Shahidov gave an interview to “Sahar” channel

December 12th, 2016

In his live interview to “Free Arena” program in Hamburg, Germany, Head of AIDHR informed about the 23rd Meeting of OSCE Ministerial Council and spoke about the work being done within the framework of the ...

The 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council kicked off in Hamburg

December 9th, 2016

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov has held a number of meetings within the framework of the 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council The 23rd OSCE Ministerial Council kicked off in Hamburg, Germany on 8-9 December. Foreign Ministers ...

“Court decision on Dilgam and Shahbaz is contrary to the Geneva Convention of 1949” – Report on the hostages from Kalbajar in OSCE Seminar

November 23rd, 2016

On November 23, OSCE Human Dimension Seminar “Promoting effective and integral justice systems: how to ensure the independence and quality of the judiciary” has ended in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the activity of the independent judiciary in the OSCE Warsaw Meeting

November 22nd, 2016

On November 21-23, OSCE Human Dimension Seminar “Promoting effective and integral justice systems: how to ensure the independence and quality of the judiciary” took place in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

“The armenian society is in information blockade and fed with false information” – Sargsyan regime has been exposed in the OSCE

November 11th, 2016

The third OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on the topic of National Minorities, Bridge Building and Integration has concluded its work in Vienna, Austria on 11 November 2016. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE ...

“While armenian church is protected in Azerbaijan, the mosques in Shusha, Agdam have been destroyed” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke at the meeting of the OSCE in Vienna

November 10th, 2016

The third OSCE Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting (SHDM) on the topic of National Minorities, Bridge Building and Integration has started its work in Vienna, Austria on 10 November 2016. Representatives of OSCE participating States, OSCE ...

“The position of Azerbaijan is strengthened in the OSCE ” – Ahmad Shahidov said in an interview to Iranian “Sahar” channel

November 6th, 2016

Head of AIDHR spoke about the OSCE-Azerbaijan relations in an interview to “Free Arena” program in Vienna Being in working visit in Austria, Head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov ...

“Europe’s leading media outlets apply double standards in relation to the conflicts” – Ahmad Shahidov made a speech in OSCE Vienna Meeting

October 28th, 2016

OSCE second Supplementary Human Dimension Meeting on the topic of “Freedom of Expression and Freedom of the Media with a Special Focus on Conflict Situations, Including Protection of Journalists and Reporting during Armed Conflict”, organized by ...

Austrian National Day marked in Baku

October 25th, 2016

On October 25, the Austrian Embassy in Azerbaijan has organized a reception on the occasion of the country`s National Day The event bought together officials, MPs, ambassadors of foreign countries accredited in Azerbaijan. After the ...

“The greatest patron of children in Azerbaijan is Mehriban Aliyeva” – the speech about children’s rights in OSCE

September 29th, 2016

On September 29, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

“1 million people are refugees as a result of armenian aggression” – Ahmad Shahidov criticized the official Yerevan in OSCE

September 27th, 2016

On September 27, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

“Europe may benefit from Azerbaijani model of multiculturalism” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke in OSCE

September 26th, 2016

On September 26, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE Participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE Participating States, OSCE ...

“Proposed amendments to the Constitution of Azerbaijan are based on the rule of law” – Ahmad Shahidov made a speech in OSCE

September 23rd, 2016

On September 23, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE Participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE Participating States, OSCE ...

“Azerbaijani model of the fight against human trafficking can be an example for Europe” – Ahmad Shahidov made a speech in OSCE

September 22nd, 2016

On September 22, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE Participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE Participating States, OSCE ...

“Azerbaijani opposition holds rally 3 times a week” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke in OSCE

September 21st, 2016

On September 21, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE Participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) continued its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE Participating States, OSCE institutions, ...

Ahmad Shahidov talked about the Referendum and criticized the Freedom House organization in OSCE Warsaw Meeting

September 19th, 2016

On September 19, the Human Dimension Implementation Meeting (HDIM) of OSCE participating States, organized by OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) started its work in Warsaw, Poland. Representatives of OSCE participating States, ...

“Referendum is a transition to a new phase in relations between citizens and the state” – Ahmad Shahidov spoke at the meeting with Khachmaz city residents

September 15th, 2016

“Proposed additions and amendments to the Constitution serve to the strengthening of human and civil rights and freedoms, as well as are transition to a new stage in the relations between citizens and the state” – ...

“Referendum will pave the way for a new youth policy in the country” – Ahmad Shahidov

September 9th, 2016

Human rights defender: “One of the most important amendments proposed to the Constitution has been designed for young people to be presented in elected bodies” “The nationwide elections – Referendum scheduled for September 26 will ...

A documentary film about Kalbajar hostages – “Silent world!” will be distributed in foreign languages

August 30th, 2016

A documentary film was made about Kalbajar hostages Dilgam Asgarov, Shahbaz Guliyev and late Hasan Hasanov A documentary film “Silent world!” by support of “Reformist Youths Public Union” and ShushaPost.az Information Portal is about life ...

“Amendments to the Constitution serve to ensure human rights and freedoms” – Ahmad Shahidov

August 5th, 2016

Human Rights Defender Ahmad Shahidov spoke about the Draft Referendum Act in interview to 7News.az portal “Amendments to the Constitution will serve to ensure human rights and freedoms, as well as open up new prospects ...

“Radicalism and extremism have no social base in Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov

June 30th, 2016

Head of AIDHR spoke at the conference, organized in Lerik region On June 30, Conference on “Youths against religious radicalism and extremism” has been organized by Reformist Youths Public Union in Lerik region. Attended by ...

“Amnesty initiative of Mehriban Aliyeva is a humanist approach to human rights” – Ahmad Shahidov

May 19th, 2016

Human rights defender: “We will give detailed information on this amnesty act during the meetings and speeches in European institutions” The announcement of amnesty bill submitted to the Parliament on the Day of Republic, May ...

“Our activity consists of service to Azerbaijan” – Ahmad Shahidov, Head of AIDHR

May 17th, 2016

Ahmad Shahidov presented a report on the occasion of 2 years anniversary of the founding of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights On June 1, Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights celebrates ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan, Robert F. Cekuta

April 30th, 2016

The sides held discussions on recent state of human rights in Azerbaijan and decree of pardon Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) held a meeting with H.E. Robert F. ...

7th Global Baku Forum: is the co-existence possible in Nagorno-Karabakh?

April 29th, 2016

The 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on the theme “Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal” have been ended on April 27. At the panel discussion which joined by ...

“Baku has become centre for civilisations in a harmony of mutual respect and understanding” – Ahmad Shahidov

April 28th, 2016

Baku hosted another groundbreaking event, the 7th Global Forum of the UN Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC) on the theme “Living Together in Inclusive Societies: A Challenge and A Goal on April 25-27 The 7th Global ...

“Russia applies double standards on Nagorno-Karabakh conflict” – Ahmad Shahidov talks to CNN Turk

April 25th, 2016

5N 1K of CNN TV channel gave a coverage on recent escalated tension in the frontline On April 24, 5N 1K program of CNN TV channel hosted by Cuneyt Ozdemir gave a coverage on Nagorno-Karabakh ...

Ahmad Shahidov gives an interview to “Sahar” TV channel of Iran on Nagorno Karabakh

April 12th, 2016

Human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov talked to “Sahar” TV channel of Iran on ongoing military operations in Tartar region of Azerbaijan, ways of resolution of Nagorno Karabakh conflict and unconstructive position of Armenia in the negotiations.

Al Jazeera broadcasts a program from liberated Azerbaijani territories

April 9th, 2016

Strength and high spirit of Azerbaijani soldiers have been conveyed to hundreds of thousand audiences Al Jazeera’s live broadcast has been transmitted from libarated terrotories of Azerbaijan on April 8. The program displayed the highest ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with Michael Georg Link, Director of the OSCE ODIHR

March 22nd, 2016

Head of AIDHR touch on the state of human rights and recent pardon decree in Azerbaijan Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) visited OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and ...

Ahmad Shahidov: “Azerbaijan is the only guarantee of peace in the region”

February 25th, 2016

As a part of his official meeting to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus Ahmad Shahidov Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) has been hosted by Dialogue TV channel. While answering questions ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with Rector of Cyprus International University

February 23rd, 2016

During the meeting initial cooperation agreement has been made between AIDHR and CIU As a part of his working visit to the Northern Cyprus Ahmad Shahidov, head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights ...

“Azerbaijan will liberate its territories in any way” – Ahmad Shahidov talks to Cyprus TV

February 22nd, 2016

In the frame of his visit to Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus, Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) has been hosted by TV Channel T on February 22. Answering ...

European Parliament hosts hearings on “Anti-Semitism and Islamophobia”

February 17th, 2016

Ahmad Shahidov, head of AIDH attends hearings Hearing of the European Parliament on “Anti-Semitism and Islam phobia” has been held in Brussels, Belgium on February 16. The meeting which attended European Parliament members, representatives of ...

Silent protest on hostages of Khalbajar district to be held at the European Parliament

February 16th, 2016

Human rights defender held a silent protest on demanding release of Dilgam Asgarov and Shahbaz Guliyev, hostages of Kalbajar district, through the display of their photos Being invited to the European Parliament debates “Tendencies of ...

Ahmad Shahidov criticizes Freedom House at OSCE Freedom of media conference

February 12th, 2016

While commenting on propaganda for war, head of AIDHR touched upon the fact that some international organizations back separatism The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media has conducted gathering on “Propaganda for war and ...

Issue of Nagorno Karabakh Conflict to be discussed at University of Bern

February 11th, 2016

Joint conference has been organised on Nagorno Karabakh conflict and its peaceful solution in Bern, Switzerland  The Conference “Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict – Russia’s next Pandora’s Box?” has been organized by Institute for Conflict Transformation and Peace ...

Ahmad Shahidov makes primarily agreement with Geneva for Human Rights organisation

February 10th, 2016

Head of AIDHR held a meeting with Adrien-Claude Zoller, President of Geneva for Human Rights (GHR) In the framework of his working visit to Switzerland Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with head of GIWEH in Switzerland

February 8th, 2016

Head of AIDHR held discussions on bilateral relations in Geneva In the framework of his official visit to Geneva Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) visited headquarter of Global ...

Ahmad Shahidov: “Azerbaijan is appropriately represented at the PACE winter session”

January 26th, 2016

Human rights defender associated failure of recognition one of the two resolutions on Armenia with the religious factor Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) has started its winter session on January 25. As it ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with Crimean Tatars leader in the frame of PACE Winter session

January 25th, 2016

The Winter Session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe has kicked off in Strasbourg, France on 25, January. The first day of the session featured elections of PACE president, vice president and ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with PACE President Anne Brasseur

November 27th, 2015

Head of AIDHR informed PACE President on the state of human rights in Azerbaijan The Standing Committee of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) met in Sofia, Bulgaria on November 27. The Standing Committee featured ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with head of Justice and Peace Netherlands

November 24th, 2015

On November 23 Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) visited Justice and Peace Netherlands headquartered in Hague, the Kingdom of the Netherlands. Being received by Sebastiaan Van Der ...

Ahmad Shahidov holds meetings at the International Federation of Red Cross and Red Crescent Societies

November 18th, 2015

Head of AIDHR raised an issue of one million refuges as consequences of Nagorno-Karabakh conflict In the framework of his official meeting to Sweden, Ahmad Shahidov Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights ...

Recent statement of Serzh Sargsyan and Armenian opposition leader’s asylum in Baku to be discussed at OSCE meeting

September 28th, 2015

On September 28 the next sessions of Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has been continued with the participation of high raked officials, ministers, Ambassadors, NGOs ...

Ahmad Shahidov’s speech on hostages of Khalbajar region escalated tension at OSCE meeting

September 23rd, 2015

On September 23 Human Dimension Implementation Meeting of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR) has continued its next session. Being attended by high raked officials, ministers, Ambassadors, NGOs representatives and human ...

Ahmad Shahidov meets with Ambassadors in Doha

September 17th, 2015

Human rights advocate held discussions with H.E. Ambassadors of Northern Cyprus and Turkey to Qatar As a part of his official visit to Qatar, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad ...

“I ask for your support for the release of hostages” – Ahmad Shahidov addresses to the Arab countries

September 16th, 2015

Head of AIDHR called on release of hostages Dilgam Ahmadov and Shahbaz Guliyev at the international conference On September 15-16 the next session of conference has been continued under the title of “Combating Hate Speech and ...

Human Rights advocates around world get together for debating extremism

September 15th, 2015

The international conference under the titled of “Combating Hate Speech and Extremism” is organized by the National Human Rights Committee of Qatar (NHRC) in Doha on September 15. Groundbreaking gathering attended by human rights advocates, ombudsmen and ...

Giorgi Gogia detained at Baku airport for a day

April 1st, 2015

Georgi Georgiev, a member of Human Rights Watch, held at Baku airport for more than a day, according to the  representative of the human rights organization Rachel Denber. According to her, Gogia arrived in Baku ...

Statement by OSCE Chairperson-in-Office and Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group on latest developments in the Nagorno-Karabakh peace process

February 8th, 2015

The OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Serbia’s Foreign Minister Ivica Dacic met the Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and Pierre Andrieu of ...

Ilham Aliyev: The EU should remove bureaucratic obstacles for the implementation of the Southern Gas Corridor

February 8th, 2015

After the signing an important agreement on the Southern Gas Corridor, Azerbaijan has become an important partner for Europe,  stated President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev on February 6  at “round table” on “diversification strategy” in ...

Orudjev’s family left Armenia for a third country

February 5th, 2015

“The  Azerbaijani family of Orujov’s  which granted asylum in Armenia in  early December left the Republic of Armenia  for a third country,” reports ArmInfo referring to the State Migration Service. A year ago, a resident ...

Head of AIDHR to attend hearings of PACE on media freedom

January 22nd, 2015

Discussions on deaths of Elmar Huseynov and RafiqTagi will be conducted in the framework of Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe’s winter session on January 28 Winter session of the Parliamentary Assembly of the ...

For 25 years the general Prosecutor Office looks for the perpetrators of January 20

January 20th, 2015

Prosecutor General’s Office continues the investigation of the criminal case in connection with the events of January 1990. Thus, the head of the press service of the Prosecutor General Office,  Eldar Sultanov,  in response to ...

The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus conflicts travels to Baku

January 13th, 2015

The EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus conflicts Herbert Salber will visit Baku on January 14-15. According to the office of the European Union in Baku, the subject of negotiations will be the Karabakh ...

Ilham Aliyev: 2015 to Be a Period of Testing

January 12th, 2015

On Saturday, under the chairmanship of President Ilham Aliyev a meeting of the Cabinet of Ministers was held on the results of 2014 and the tasks for the current year. According to the official report, ...

Etienne Mahcupyan: Armenians’ Pressure on Ankara Not to Work

December 14th, 2014

Etienne Mahcupyan, Advisor to the Prime Minister of Turkey Ahmet Davutoglu called the conditions for opening the country’s borders with Armenia. “The borders between Turkey and Armenia can be opened only in the case of ...

Azerbaijan transfers to Armenia a family of five people

December 12th, 2014

The Armenian a family  of Gevorgyans consisting of  five persons (three  children),  which four years ago run away from Armenia to Azerbaijan, reported  Armenian media referring to the press-secretary  of the Foreign Ministry, Tigran Balayan. ...

US Embassy: We’re friends of Azerbaijan

December 10th, 2014

The US Embassy in Baku issued a statement in which reads that America has always been one of the active supporters of the sovereignty of Azerbaijan. The United States has always been one of the ...

United Nations Forum on Human Rights to kick off in Geneva

December 1st, 2014

Ahmad Shahidov, Head of AIDHR: “The main issue of the forum agenda will be ensuring human rights on daily and business lives” UN launched its forum under the title of “Business and Human Rights” in ...

Residents of the village of Zikh complain of taking away their lands

November 25th, 2014

A group of residents of the village of  Zikh (outskirts of Baku) held a press conference, claiming a violation of their rights. A citizen Javad Agabalaev said that in the village are   serious unemployment, sewer ...

OSCE MG Co-chairs ask for humanitarian access to the downed military helicopter

November 20th, 2014

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group (Ambassadors Igor Popov of the Russian Federation, James Warlick of the United States of America, and Pierre Andrieu of France) remain deeply concerned that there has been no ...

Azerbaijan disagrees with such “transparency in extracting industry”

October 28th, 2014

The Government of Azerbaijan considers its withdrawal from the Extractive Industries Transparency Initiative, reads the statement came from the chairman of the State Commission of Azerbaijan on EITI, the executive director of the State Oil ...

Ilham Aliyev receive the head of the European Court of Human Rights

October 24th, 2014

On Friday the  President Ilham Aliyev  received in Baku a  chairman of the European Court of Human Rights, Dean Spielmann. During the meeting Spielmann  stressed the importance of conducting the international conference on the theme: ...

State Department wants to know why the American aid is blocked

October 21st, 2014

Noah Krystel, Department of State EUR-ACE Deputy Director. is with a fact finding mission to see about conditions affecting US assistance to Azerbaijan. In particular, he intends to understand the factors that influence the American ...

OSCE MG co-chairs about results of their trip

October 19th, 2014

The Co-Chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group from the Russian Federation and France (Ambassador Igor Popov and Ambassador Pierre Andrieu) traveled to the region this week to meet with government leaders and participate in an ...

EU Special Representative for the conflicts discusses in Yerevan Karabakh settlement

October 17th, 2014

The Armenian President Sargsyan discussed in Yerevan today with EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus Herbert Zalber the course of the negotiations on the Karabakh conflict. During the meeting they discussed the upcoming end ...

Rally in support of Leyla and Arif Yunus in Moscow

October 11th, 2014

On October 9, at 15:00 a group of local human rights defenders held a protest action in front of the Azerbaijani Embassy in Moscow demanding freedom of Leyla Yunus arrested in Baku. The protest action ...

Malala Yousufzai – Nobel Laureate

October 11th, 2014

Nobel Peace Prize in 2014 was given to the Pakistani human rights activist Malala Yousufzai and the Indian fighter for the rights of children Kailash Satyarthi. Malala Yousufzai became world famous after she started a ...

The body of Karen Petrosyan transferred to Armenia

October 11th, 2014

The Yerevan office of the International Committee of the Red Cross confirmed the transfer of the body of the deceased in Azerbaijani captivity citizen Karen Petrosyan to the Armenian side. Recall that a resident of ...

Abusing Campaign to be launched by Armenian mass media towards Head of AIDHR

September 29th, 2014

Panorama.am website called Ahmad Shahidov as a strong “armenophob” Armenian Panorama.am website published an article under the title of “Armenophob and ‘‘dirigible human rights activist’’ Ahmфd Shahidov presents Azerbaijan at OSCE/ODIHR event in Warsaw” on ...

Elmar Mammadyarov: United States propose to start work on a major agreement on Karabakh

September 9th, 2014

The meeting of Secretary of State John Kerry with the presidents of Azerbaijan and Armenia in the framework of the NATO summit was fact-finding. Kerry wanted to know what America needs to do to advance ...

Stefan Fule: We are seriously concerned about the situation

September 9th, 2014

EU Commissioner for Enlargement Stefan Fule had a Monday evening meeting with a group of civil society representatives in Baku. He expressed concern about the current situation and the facts of restrictions on human rights ...

Informal meeting of energy ministers of the “Eastern Partnership” to be held in Baku

September 6th, 2014

On September 8 Baku will host the fourth informal meeting of energy ministers of the member countries of the EU “Eastern Partnership.” The meeting will be held at the Ministry of Energy of Azerbaijan. According ...

Ilham Aliyev: We believe in NATO

September 6th, 2014

President Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the NATO summit in Wales, where he said that in the 20 years of cooperation with NATO, Azerbaijan has become a reliable partner which has made contributions to ...

The prosecutor’s office does not recognize the citizenship of the United States for Said Nuri

September 6th, 2014

«Temporary restriction of the movement of Said Nuri is associated with the investigation of the criminal case by the prosecutor’s office,” said the General Prosecutor’s Office of Azerbaijan at noon on Friday. Prosecutors say Said ...

State Department reacts on Said Nuri’s case : “Allow Nuri depart the country immediately”

September 6th, 2014

Washington on Wednesday reacted to the reports regarding a US citizen being barred from leaving Azerbaijan. Said Nuri, 32 year-old Azeri native, was prevented by local officials at Baku international airport, as he was about ...

At the trial in the case of E.Mammadov victims and witnesses confuse testimonies

September 6th, 2014

Trial in the case of Emil Mammadov, the  head of the NGO “Promotion of Democracy” from  the Salyan continued today in the Lankaran Court of Grave Crimes. Mammadov was detained on 13 May, and was ...

Search and seizure of documents in the office of IREX

September 6th, 2014

In the afternoon on Friday prosecutor employees came to the office of the American organization IREX. Presenting a judgment, they began to withdraw equipment – electronic media, as well as documents of the NGO. It ...

Lawyer Mansum Bayramov is detained

September 6th, 2014

A few days ago, police arrested a lawyer Mansum Bayramov, according to unofficial sources.  The lawyer  is accused of fraud, he was arrested for one month. It is impossible to get information from the authorities. ...

Citizen of the United States not let out of Baku

September 5th, 2014

This morning a United States citizen, Said Nuri was prevented from leaving Baku. “When passing the border control I was told that I could not leave the country because of the prohibittion by a decision ...

Prison Service: Rights of Leyla Yunus not limited

September 5th, 2014

The Prison Service has denied reports of poor conditions of Leyla Yunus in prison in Kurdakhani. The Prison Service representative Yashar Isakov told Turan that such reports are untrue. In the Baku detention facility the ...

What will give private pension funds to citizens?

September 3rd, 2014

The Azerbaijani government intends to consider the establishment of private pension funds. This case is the medium term, because the country has a national social security fund, monopolized the segment. So far, all of the ...

Norwegian Ambassador handed copies of credentials to Foreign Minister

September 3rd, 2014

Today, Azerbaijani Foreign Minister Elmar Mammadyarov received copies of credentials of the new Ambassador of Norway, Ivar Svendsen Bard. During the meeting, they expressed satisfaction with the current level of the bilateral relations, in particular, ...

Armenian citizen moved to the Azerbaijani side

September 2nd, 2014

The Defense Ministry press service reported on Monday evening, August 26, an Armenian citizen Ananyan Sarkis Norikovich born in 1961 crossed the border and appeared in Azerbaijan near the village of Kamarli in the Gazakh ...

Loss of the military from beginning of the year amounted to 77 people

September 1st, 2014

Loss of the defense and security sector of Azerbaijan since the beginning of 2014 to August 31, amounted to 77 people, according to the Doctrine Center for Journalistic Military Research. During the same period there ...

Azerbaijan hosts 2014 Council of Europe Exchange on the religious dimension of intercultural dialogue

September 1st, 2014

Two days conference called “Intercultural dialogue: interaction between culture and religion” has opened today at the Hilton Baku Hotel. Deputy Secretary General Gabriella Battaini Dragoni attends the event. Plenary sessions of the conference has three panels: ...

In comparison with 7 months of last year state budget revenues decreased by 2.5%

August 30th, 2014

In January-July 2014 actual revenues to the state budget of Azerbaijan amounted to 11.1 billion manat (32.6% of GDP), down 2.5% compared to the same period last year. Processed data on government budget expenditures for ...

Respect the ceasefire; double the peace efforts, MG Co-chair urges Baku, Yerevan

August 30th, 2014

TURAN’s interview with Ambassador James Warlick, top US envoy on the conflict As shots across the Line of Contact between Azerbaijan and Armenia have recently become more common, causing reportedly at least 50 lives from ...

Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry: Washington should not dictate us

August 29th, 2014

Statement by the Press Secretary of the Department of State on Azerbaijan on August 27 and 28, are not justified and are not acceptable, stated Foreign Ministry’s spokesman Elman Abdullayev. “Such statements have political character, ...

Problems in registry office considered

August 29th, 2014

The Public Association against Corruption “Transparency Azerbaijan” supported by USAID organized a roundtable discussion on issues of civil registration yesterday. The discussions were attended by representatives of the Ministry of Justice, General Prosecutor’s Office, ASAN, ...

Trial in the case of human rights defender

August 28th, 2014

On August 29 the Khatai District Court will start a trail in the case of Ali Gyulaliyev, junior son of the human rights activist Oktay Gyulalyev. On July 20, 2014 the Criminal Investigation Police Baku ...

Fitch Ratings – Azerbaijani banks tenacious on the back of high oil prices and significant public expenditure

August 28th, 2014

In a report published by Fitch Ratings, the creditworthiness of private banks of Azerbaijan was found stable on the back of high oil prices and substantial government spending. The cyclical local economy dependent on oil ...

Azerbaijan registers livestock deaths from virus

August 28th, 2014

The nodular dermatitis virus has begun to spread in Azerbaijan. According to the State Veterinary Service of the Ministry of Agriculture, the victims of the infectious disease already include 11 head of livestock in the ...

8 international organizations call to Investigate brutal attack on Ilgar Nasibov

August 28th, 2014

The brutal attack on the journalist Ilgar Nasibov, in Nakhichevan, Azerbaijan, is an outrage and Azerbaijan’s authorities should ensure a prompt, effective and impartial investigation, Front Line Defenders, Human Rights House Foundation, Norwegian Helsinki Committee, ...

Appeal by Hasan Huseynli

August 28th, 2014

The Ganja Court of Appeal chaired by Badal Aliyev held a preliminary hearing on the appeal of the head of the Educational Center of Ganja, Hasan Huseynli. Hearing on the merits is scheduled for September ...

MIA filed a lawsuit against Eldaniz Guliyev

August 27th, 2014

Interior Minister Ramil Usubov filed a lawsuit against the head of the Association of Azerbaijani Intelligentsia, a member of the National Council, Movie Director Eldaniz Guliyev. The lawsuit filed in the Nasimi Court charges Guliyev ...

Anar Mammadli bidder for the award of Vaclav Havel

August 27th, 2014

The human rights defender Anar Mammadli is one of the three candidates for the award named Vaclav Havel in 2014. According to the radio Azadlig, together with Anar Mammadli the contenders are the Israeli organization ...

According to official data, there are 28,376 drug addicted in Azerbaijan

August 26th, 2014

Over the last 14 years the number of the registered drug addicted persons in Azerbaijan increased by more than two times. According to the State Statistics Committee, in 2000, there were 14010 drug addicted people, ...

The Court of Appeals upholds Murad Adilov in custody

August 25th, 2014

On August 25 the Baku Court of Appeal (ALS) dismissed the complaint of Murad Adilov, brother of Natig Adilov, the employee of newspaper “Azadlig”, and press secretary of the leader of the Popular Front Party. ...

Armenia declines an offer of Baku on the exchange

August 23rd, 2014

A spokesman for the Ministry of Defense of Armenia, Artsrun Hovhannisyan, said that his department refused the latest offer of Baku on prisoner and dead bodies exchange. According to him, the Armenian side believes that ...

One of the attackers of Ilgar Nasibov is detained

August 23rd, 2014

One of the participants of physical violence against human rights activist Ilgar Nasibov was detained in Nakhchivan. His name is Farid Asgerov, Ilgar’s wife was told by Nemat Jafarov, the head of the in the ...

UK Embassy shocked by attack on İlgar Nasibov

August 23rd, 2014

“Shocked by brutal attack on Nakhchivan journalist Ilgar Nasibov. Hope the case ll be investigated properly and perpetrators will be punished”, – is written on Twitter page of the UK Embassy to Azerbaijan.

Ministry of Foreign Affairs of Azerbaijan dissatisfied with criticism from Washington and Paris

August 22nd, 2014

Azerbaijan’s Foreign Ministry rejected the criticism of the U.S. State Department and the French Foreign Ministry in connection with the death of a prisoner citizen Karen Petrosyan. The statement says that Petrosyan entered the territory ...

OSCE Representative alarmed by brutal attack on journalist in Azerbaijan

August 22nd, 2014

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović today said she was alarmed by yesterday’s violent attack on journalist Ilgar Nasibov in Nakhichevan, Azerbaijan. “I call on the authorities to conduct a swift and ...

Beaten activist Nasibov – in intensive care

August 22nd, 2014

The condition of the beaten the night before Nakhchivan human rights activist and journalist Ilgar Nasibov remains hard. He was placed in the intensive care unit of a local hospital. Morning of August 22 the ...

Arif Yunus received the first transfer of food and medicine

August 22nd, 2014

The first time since his arrest on August 4, the political expert Arif Yunus was able to get a transfer of food and medicine. The Department of Homeland Security allowed the family friend Azad Isazadeh ...

Trial against human rights defender starts in Salyan

August 21st, 2014

In the Lankaran Court of Grave Crimes today began the proceedings against Emil Mammadov – head of the NGO Promotion of Democracy from Salyan. Mammadov was detained on 13 May and was arrested on charges ...

A number of organizations supporting a single list of political prisoners grows

August 21st, 2014

Public Alliance “Azerbaijan has no political prisoners” issued a statement in support of a single list of political prisoners. The statement authors argue that the list reflects the real picture, and it has been prepared ...

International institutions troubled about health of Leyla Yunus

August 20th, 2014

The Observatory for the Protection of Human Rights Defenders, a joint programme of the World Organisation Against Torture (OMCT) and the International Federation for Human Rights (FIDH), has received new information and requests urgent intervention ...

Court upheld Rasul Jafarov custody

August 20th, 2014

Today the Nasimi District Court under the chairmanship of Shalala Hasanova considered the application of the human rights activist Rasul Jafarov to replace the measure of restraint by house arrest. The judge did not grant ...

Azerbaijan strengthens measures against Ebola virus

August 20th, 2014

According to the World Health Organization (WHO), Azerbaijan is not included in the risk group of the spread of the Ebola virus. However, the penetration of this dangerous virus cannot be excluded. For this reason, ...

Persecution of rights activists must stop – UN experts call on the Government of Azerbaijan

August 19th, 2014

United Nations human rights experts* today condemned the growing tendency to prosecute prominent human rights defenders in Azerbaijan, and urged the Government “to show leadership and reverse the trend of repression, criminalization and prosecution of ...

IRFS: The Council of Europe must not condone human rights abuses

August 18th, 2014

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) condemns in the strongest possible terms the Azerbaijani government’s unprecedented attacks on independent human rights activists and organizations. The Council of Europe must not condone this frantic ...

Preliminary hearing on the appeal of Anar Mammadov postponed

August 18th, 2014

Preliminary hearing in the case of the head of the Election Monitoring Center Anar Mammadov and two other activists, scheduled for August 18 in the Baku Court of Appeal (BCA),  has been postponed. The reason ...

Meeting of the committee to protect the rights of Yunus spouses

August 18th, 2014

Committee to Protect  the spouses  Leyla and Arif   was held on Monday in the office of the Association of Intellectuals. Chairman of the Committee Jamil Hasanli said that the Committee shall protect not only the ...

Protesters of the action to support of R. Jafarov arrested

August 18th, 2014

Members of Sheki branch of the Popular Front Party Ali Abdullayev, Rauf Abdullayev, Mubariz Abdulkerimov, and Islam Hasanov were arrested on Monday by the local police.  The PFPA activist  were interrogated for  several hours, an ...

Flash mob to support human rights activist Rasul Jafarov

August 18th, 2014

A rally to support  the arrested human rights activist Rasul Jafarov took place in the city of Sheki on the occasion of his 30th birthday. The rally was held in front of the ancient fortress of ...

RWB: Campaign targets include major media support NGOs

August 18th, 2014

The Azerbaijani government has been waging an unprecedented drive since July against human rights advocates, independent journalists, and their supporters. On 14 May, Azerbaijan assumed the chairmanship of the Council of Europe’s ministerial committee. Recent ...

Amnesty International recognized the brothers Kerimli “prisoners of conscience”

August 18th, 2014

Amnesty International has recognized members of the party Musavat Faraj and Siraj Kerimovs arrested on charges of selling drugs prisoners of conscience. In a statement, the organization said that the two brothers were tortured to ...

Nobel Women: Release human rights activist Leyla Yunus

August 18th, 2014

The Nobel Women’s Initiative calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to release human rights defenders Leyla Yunus and her husband Arif Yunus. Leyla is the founding director of the Peace and Democracy Institute in Baku and a friend of the Nobel ...

NGO leaders condemn “spy mania” by authorities

August 16th, 2014

Representatives of several NGOs held a press conference on the recent arrests of activists. Participants noted a steady deterioration of situation in the  institutions of civil society over the last 4-5 years. The situation worsened ...

Jamil Hasanli heads committee to protect the rights of spouses Yunus

August 16th, 2014

Ramiz Yunus, brother of the  arrested conflictologist Arif Yunus made ​​a statement in which he thanked all those who supported Leyla and Arif Yunus. Ramiz Yunus, who lives in the USA asked in his statement ...

Group of political parties establish the Joint Center of Legal Protection

August 16th, 2014

A meeting of representatives of political parties in the country dedicated to the issue of political prisoners and government pressure on civil society took place on Friday in the office Classic Popular Front Party . ...

Most of the assets of NBCO accounts for foreign organizations

August 13th, 2014

Total assets of non-bank credit organizations (NBCO) by July 1, were 579,310,000 AZN (+ 6.86% against the beginning of the year). According to the Central Bank of the Republic of Azerbaijan with reference to NBCO, ...

Secretary General Thorbjørn Jagland welcomes meeting of Armenian and Azerbaijani Presidents

August 10th, 2014

In a statement today the Secretary General called on both sides to deescalate the violence: “I welcome the meeting held today in Sochi between President Aliyev of Azerbaijan, President Sargsyan of Armenia and President Putin ...

“We do believe that PACE will remain in the universe history as the messenger of peace, democracy and welfare” – AIDHR Congratulation letter

August 10th, 2014

Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights sent a letter to Strasburg on the occasion of 65th anniversary of PACE The letter says: “It has already passed 65 years over the establishment of Parliamentary Assembly ...

65th anniversary of the Parliamentary Assembly

August 9th, 2014

In a letter sent to the members of the Assembly, marking the 65th anniversary of the Assemblywhich met for the first time on 10 August 1949, PACE President Anne Brasseur today paid tribute to the past ...

Ali Hasanov: West should not give order us

August 7th, 2014

In an interview with Azertaj agency he called “biased and non-objective” statement by the High Representative for Foreign Policy, Catherine Ashton, and EU Commissioner for Enlargement and Neighborhood Affairs, Stefan Fule, who condemned the arrests ...

Washington should pay more attention to South Caucasus

August 1st, 2014

(Interview with a senior fellow at the American Research Institute for Foreign Policy (FPRI), expert on the Caucasus, Central Asia and Turkey Gerald Robins) – The United States Congress passed a Russian Aggression Prevention Act ...

MNS and prosecutors believe Leila Yunus Armenian resident

August 1st, 2014

General Prosecutor’s Office and the Ministry of National Security of Azerbaijan issued another “masterpiece” which “exposes” espionage activities of the human rights activist Leyla Yunus. These agencies try to present long and well-known facts as ...

Statistics of losses in the army in the first half of the year: 50 killed, 98 wounded

July 31st, 2014

During the period of January-July 2014 in the defense and security forces of the country were killed 50 and injured 98 people, according to the report of the “Doctrine” research center. Of them, 10 people ...

Accounting Chamber will consider consequences of emergencies

July 28th, 2014

Accounting Chamber of Azerbaijan (ACA) will be represented in the working group of the European Organization of Supreme Audit Institutions (EUROSAI.). The goal I a qualitative audit of funds allocated to remedy the effects of ...

Appointment of new members of the Board of Trustees “Knowledge”

July 19th, 2014

President of state signed a decree on appointing members of the Board of Trustees of “Knowledge” in the Presidency. The Board includes: state adviser for international relations Kamal Abdulla, rector of the Academy of Public ...

Azerbaijan to expand debt to international financial institutions

July 17th, 2014

In November, the government of Azerbaijan is to hold together with the industrial development of the United Nations (UNIDO) an international conference on the development of the industry. As the Economy and Industry Minister Shahin ...

Evidence of embezzlement at 260,000 manat in Barda Social Care Center

July 16th, 2014

The Office for Combating Corruption under the Prosecutor General of Azerbaijan investigated reports received from the Chamber of Accounts for violations of the law in the activities of the Center for Social Protection of Population ...

AIDHR representatives to mull the issue of rights defenders at the USA Embassy

July 15th, 2014

Head of the AIDHR, Ahmad Shahidov and Project Manager of the organization Shamshir Tarlanov to meet Political Affairs Officer of the Embassy of the United States of America to Azerbaijan Head of the Azerbaijani Institute ...

OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Press Dunja Mijatovic: the largest number of the arrested journalists in the OSCE is in Azerbaijan

July 11th, 2014

The OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Press, Dunja Mijatovic, referred to the Standing Committee of the OSCE comprehensive report on violations of freedom of expression and media in the OSCE area in the last ...

German diplomat appointed EU Special Representative for South Caucasus and crisis in Georgia

July 10th, 2014

The Council of the European Union today appointed Ambassador Herbert Salber as EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus and the crisis in Georgia. His task will be to contribute to a peaceful settlement of ...

White House Announces Next Ambassador to Azerbaijan

July 9th, 2014

US President Barack Obama has announced his intention to nominate a career diplomat Robert Francis Cekuta to a key administration post as the Ambassador to Azerbaijan. Cekuta is the Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary in the ...

Teachers cannot get paid in Capital Bank ATMs

July 9th, 2014

Teachers who live in the village Bakikhanov Sabunchu cannot receive a salary from ATMs of Capital Bank. Salary accrued and transferred to the personal accounts of teachers, the problem with cash. Under the conditions of ...

Ilham Aliyev received NATO Special Representative

July 9th, 2014

On Tuesday, President Ilham Aliyev received the NATO Special Representative for the South Caucasus and Central Asia James Appathurai. According to the website of the President, Appathurai praised relationship between NATO and Azerbaijan and expressed ...

Event in Baku on the occasion of the signing of agreements between the EU and Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine

July 3rd, 2014

Delegation of the European Union in Azerbaijan on Thursday organized a reception on the occasion of signing the EU Association Agreements with Georgia, Moldova and Ukraine. The head of the EU Delegation in Baku, Malena ...

US encourages Aliyev, Sargsyan to accept Hollande’s invitation on Karabakh summit in Paris ASAP

July 3rd, 2014

The State Department on Wednesday reinstated an urge towards Baku and Yerevan to refrain from the use of inflammatory rhetoric and statements, and called on Ilham Aliyev and Serj Sargsyan to accept an invitation to ...

Ilham Aliyev’s speech at the opening session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly

June 28th, 2014

On June 28 Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev made a speech at the opening ceremony of the 23rd session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly in Baku. He said that Azerbaijan is a democratic country, which respects ...

Azerbaijan for the increased attention of the OSCE PA to conflicts in the South Caucasus

June 28th, 2014

At a meeting of the Standing Committee of the OSCE PA prior to the plenary session of the Assembly in Baku on June 28, the The Head of the Azerbaijani delegation to the OSCE Parliamentary ...

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly opens in Baku

June 28th, 2014

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly will be held in Baku, Azerbaijan, 28 June – 2 July 2014 at the Fairmont Hotel Congress Centre. Hosted by the Milli Mejlis (Parliament) of Azerbaijan, ...

Authorities allocated 1 mln.235 thousand AZN to 33 papers

June 28th, 2014

Foundation of Mass Media under the President of the country at today’s meeting decided to allocate funds to 33 newspapers. The funds are allocated on the basis of projects submitted to the editorial boards of ...

Historic agreement of Ukraine, Georgia and Moldova with the EU

June 27th, 2014

Friday, June 27 in Brussels, Ukraine will sign an economic part of the Association Agreement with the EU. The main part of the summit in Brussels started this morning. EU leaders began to arrive in ...

Ilham Aliyev: Armenia aggressor

June 24th, 2014

Armenia is an aggressor and the international community must recognize this and hold Yerevan responsible. This was the leitmotif of the speech by President Ilham Aliyev at the PACE session in Strasbourg on 24 June. ...

Protest during a speech by Ilham Aliyev at the PACE

June 24th, 2014

A group of Azerbaijani political refugees in Europe today staged a protest at the Palace of Europe in Strasbourg, during the speech of President Ilham Aliyev before the MPs. Penetrating into the room, they settled ...

Officials cheat Commission on the Public Service

June 24th, 2014

The Commissioner of the Public Service under the President of Azerbaijan is for the change of attitude to fill vacancies and to “reserve civil servants.” As Bakhram Khalilov lamented, addressing reporters today, some public bodies ...

Statement on the necessity of Azerbaijan’s integration with the European Union

June 23rd, 2014

We, the signatories of this statement, politicians, intellectuals, civil society activists, and representatives of the independent press, the young activists, based on the fact that – even at the beginning of 20th century the founders ...

Tougher penalties for misrepresentation of statistical reports

June 22nd, 2014

The State Statistics Committee is unable to collect data from the field fully and in time. The deplorable situation with the provision of the data required for the compilation of statistical observations or state register ...

The presentation of the Declaration on the EU Association

June 21st, 2014

Presentation of the Declaration “On the relation of the Agreement, the Association of the European Union” will be held on June 23 at 12:00 at the Azerbaijan Media Center. The Declaration was initiated by the ...

Annual session of the PA OSCE in Baku

June 20th, 2014

The 23rd Annual Session of the OSCE Parliamentary Assembly begins in just over a week, on Saturday, 28 June at the Fairmont Hotel Congress Centre in Baku, Azerbaijan. Some 300 MPs from nearly all OSCE ...

The reaction of the Accounting Chamber on charges in Sumgait

June 20th, 2014

In schools of Sumgayit teachers were collected 20-50 manats (depending on the load and position) to “adequately please the Accounting Chamber staff of Azerbaijan.” The complainant (authoritative teacher), who asked not to be named, said ...

Matthew Bryza: Russia creates an imbalance in the Caucasus

June 17th, 2014

Baku continues the three-day 86th Rose Roth seminar of NATO Parliamentary Assembly “South Caucasus: Challenges and Opportunities.” In one section of the forum was the former U.S. Ambassador to Azerbaijan Matthew Bryza. He said that ...

Ilham Aliyev suggests the EU to modernize Azerbaijan

June 16th, 2014

The EU and Azerbaijan agreed to accelerate the signing of a partnership agreement on strategic modernization, ITAR-TASS reported. “At the meeting with President Ilham Aliyev, we took important decisions. One of them is to speed ...

Why America must step up its role in resolving Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict

June 14th, 2014

Washington — This May marked the 20th anniversary of the cease-fire in the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan over the Nagorna-Karabakh region. That is hardly an occasion to celebrate: This conflict remains unresolved, and in ...

New EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus

June 13th, 2014

The German diplomat Herbert Salber has been appointed as new EU Special Representative for the South Caucasus. This was reported on June 12 by the EU High Representative for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy Catherine ...

Program of the visit of President of the European Commission to Baku

June 12th, 2014

The website of the European Commission unveiled the program of the visit of the European Commission President Jose Manuel Barroso to Azerbaijan, Georgia and Moldova. According to the same source, Barroso will visit Moldova on ...

Azerbaijan ensures security of the Armenian delegation to the NATO seminar in Baku

June 10th, 2014

Armenia will be represented at a NATO seminar  “Rose Road” in  Baku on 16 -18 June, journalist were told by Koryun Nahapetyan, the head of the Armenian delegation to NATO PA. he said that in ...

U.S. Helsinki Commission to hold hearing on Azerbaijan

June 10th, 2014

The Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe (U.S. Helsinki Commission) announced the following hearing: The Security, Economic and Human Rights Dimensions of US-Azerbaijan Relations Wednesday, June 11, 2014 10:00 am Room 432 of the ...

Breedlove: Ukraine – a priority of NATO in Europe

June 9th, 2014

The Commander of Allied Powers in Europe Philip Breedlove said June 8 in Deauville that Ukraine remains one of the components of the policy priorities of the Alliance.  According to the American general, the second ...

Human rights activists called for the release of Hilal Mamedov

June 9th, 2014

The Committee to protect the editor of Tolyshi Sado (Voice of the Talysh) Hilal Mamedov and a group of Azerbaijani human rights activists appealed to the Commission on Presidential Pardon to consider whether to release ...

Armenia wants to send delegates to a NATO seminar in Baku

June 9th, 2014

Armenia  intends to send  Azerbaijan  two delegates to attend the seminar “Rose Roth” of the  NATO Parliamentary Assembly, scheduled for June 16-18 in Baku, reported the Armenian media. At a briefing in Yerevan, the head ...

Azerbaijan expects a further influx of migrants

June 7th, 2014

The Minister of Labor and Social Protection of Azerbaijan Salim Muslimov gave an interview to the radio services of the United Nations under the 103rd Session of the International Labor Conference, held these days in ...

Registration of foreigners in Azerbaijan will be transparent

June 7th, 2014

Foreigners, including migrant workers and stateless persons arriving in Azerbaijan for a period exceeding 3 days, immediately upon entering the country are familiar with the rules of registration at the place of future residence. According ...

Court dismissed the appeal by Rauf Mirkadirov

June 6th, 2014

Today in Baku Court of Appeal a hearing was held on the appeal by the journalist Rauf Mirkadirov on the violation by the leadership of the MNS jail of his right to meetings and telephone ...

The President and the Foreign Minister of Azerbaijan will speak at the PACE session

June 6th, 2014

PACE published the agenda of the summer session of the Assembly, to be held June 23-27 in Strasbourg. Among other issues on the agenda June 23 speech as chairman of the Committee of Ministers of ...

Morningstar: I have always been a friend of Azerbaijan

June 4th, 2014

U.S. continues its support for the implementation of important regional projects, such as the Southern Energy Corridor. This support continues from the beginning of the 90s, said in an interview with journalists, U.S. Ambassador Richard ...

Appeal by R. Mirkadirov to be considered June 5

June 4th, 2014

On June 5, 11.00 the Baku Court of Appeal chaired by Qadim Babayev will consider the complaint from the arrested journalist Rauf Mirkadirov. According to the lawyer Elmar Suleimanov, his client is not given opportunities ...

Father of the convicted activist confirms the rejection of NIDA Movement

June 3rd, 2014

Bakhtiyar Guliyev, a member of the NIDA youth movement, who has been sentenced to 7 years of imprisonment,  wrote a statement on leaving the organization. This information, appeared with reference to the press service of ...

Open letter to OSCE Chairperson-in-Office, Swiss Foreign Minister and President of the Confederation Didier Burkhalter

June 3rd, 2014

Mr. President:  Under the leitmotif “Creating a Security Community for the Benefit of Everyone”, Switzerland wants to make a tangible contribution to, inter alia, “improving people’s lives, and strengthening the OSCE’s capacity to act”. The ...

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