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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 ...

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 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 ...

“Mosques in Shusha, Aghdam and Kalbajar collapsed, armenian churches built on site” – Ahmad S ...

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, ...

         

Interior Ministry intends to fight religious radicalism

July 12th, 2014

The meeting held in the Interior Ministry on the results of six months focused on the fight against crime and maintaining public order. In his speech, First Deputy Interior Minister Vilayat Eivazov said that in ...

Yunus: religious incidents as if controlled

July 9th, 2014

Despite the declarations of tolerance in Azerbaijan, in fact, the situation is different, said in an interview with Objective TV the Head of the Conflicts Department of the Institute of Peace and Democracy, Arif Yunus. ...

Wahhabi abuser arrested for disorderly conduct

July 8th, 2014

One of the participants of the incident motivated by religious intolerance, Ramzi Zeynalov was arrested in Sabirabad. Recall that on 4 July videos appeared on the Internet of bullying and violence against a Wahhabi whose ...

Salafit whose beard was cut demands to punish offenders

July 7th, 2014

A follower of Salafi (Wahhabi) , Javanshir Zarbaliyev, who was subjected to physical abuse and was insultesd, demands to punish the perpetrators. This is how he told in interview with turan what happened to him. ...

Gamet Suleymanov condemns the violent beard-cut of Wahhabi

July 7th, 2014

The head of the Salafi mosque religious community “Abu Bakr”, Gamet Suleymanov, condemned forced beard-cut beard of Wahhabi in Sabirabad. “I condemn it,” Suleymanov told Turan. He stressed that this fact caused universal condemnation, including ...

Sheikh condemned the forced haircut of a Wahhabi’s beard

July 7th, 2014

The Caucasus Muslims Office (CMO) head, Sheikh Allahshukur Pashazadeh condemned the forced haircut of the beard of a Wahhabi in Sabirabad. “The one who did it made ​​a mistake and should be punished for arbitrariness,” ...

Wahhabis attacked believers in Mushfigabad

July 7th, 2014

Last Saturday in the village Mushfigabad a few Wahhabis attacked a group of people during the dinner iftar on the occasion of Ramadan and beat them. The attackers were detained and taken to the 10th ...

Shahin Hasanli also condemned the lynching of believers over Wahhabi

July 5th, 2014

Imam of the Baku Mosque Meshadi Dadash, theologian Shahin Hasanli condemned the lynching of a Wahhabi in Sabirabad. The video of violence against a Wahhabi, whose beard was cut off with scissors in Sabirabad, was ...

Twenty two members of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” detained in Mingechevir

June 9th, 2014

On June 8 the police of Mingechevir city arrested 22 people, to promote ideas of the sect “Jehovah’s Witnesses” , according to the press office of the Interior Ministry. The detention took place in the ...

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 ...

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 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 ...

“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 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. ...

“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 ...

“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 ...

“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 ...

Head of AIDHR makes a speech on mass murder of Muslims in China and Myanmar at OSCE meeting – VIDEO

July 3rd, 2015

OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights’ (ODIHR) two days international conference on “Freedom of Religion or Belief, Fostering Mutual Respect and Understanding” has commenced in Vienna, Austria on July 2. The conference will ...

Elchin Behbudov holds monitoring in jail of MNS

January 17th, 2015

The head of the Committee against Torture, Elchin Behbudov,within the frameworks of the  monitoring of prison MNS,  visited the former chief of department of the  Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO) Elshan Mustafayev, who is accused of ...

Islamic Party Asks President to Release Islamists

December 22nd, 2014

The Islamic Party asked the head of state to the release the convicted members of the party from prison. The appeal says about the humanism of Islam and the construction of new mosques in Azerbaijan. ...

European Court rules in favor of Azerbaijani believers

November 15th, 2014

The European Court of Human Rights found a violation of the rights of citizens of Azerbaijan Azer Samedov and Ilgar Allahverdiyev (Ibrahimoglu) for the freedom of assembly guaranteed by Article 11 of the Convention on ...

Shahin Hasanli: Radicals discredit Islam

September 1st, 2014

Incitement to hatred between the trends in Islam contradicts the ideas of religion. The basic idea of ​​the Koran is precisely in uniting Muslims around shared values. If a group of people using the slogans ...

Seminar to counter religious extremism

August 25th, 2014

Training seminar devoted to countering religious extremism took place in the region of Lankaran. The event was organized by the State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations, and is conducted in one of the “sensitive” ...

Pashazade calls on Karekin II to affect the Armenian authorities

August 11th, 2014

Chairman of the Caucasian Muslims Office (CMO), Sheykhulislam Allahshukur Pashazade called on the Catholicos of All Armenians, Karekin II, to influence the Armenian authorities to withdraw troops from Azerbaijani territories, and take a constructive position ...

Azerbaijan marks Ramadan Holiday

July 29th, 2014

Believers in Azerbaijan celebrate today the end of the month of Ramadan, Fasting. All mosques in the country are crowded today, and the faithful read public prayers. Completion of Ramadan is celebrated with a prayer ...

Catherine Cosman: Religious freedom conditions in Azerbaijan deteriorated over the past few years

July 21st, 2014

Azerbaijan has long presented itself as a model of religious tolerance. President Ilham Aliyev twitted last year that everyone “can see on the example of Azerbaijan how religious and ethnic relations are regulated”. In the ...

Interior Ministry intends to fight religious radicalism

July 12th, 2014

The meeting held in the Interior Ministry on the results of six months focused on the fight against crime and maintaining public order. In his speech, First Deputy Interior Minister Vilayat Eivazov said that in ...

Yunus: religious incidents as if controlled

July 9th, 2014

Despite the declarations of tolerance in Azerbaijan, in fact, the situation is different, said in an interview with Objective TV the Head of the Conflicts Department of the Institute of Peace and Democracy, Arif Yunus. ...

Wahhabi abuser arrested for disorderly conduct

July 8th, 2014

One of the participants of the incident motivated by religious intolerance, Ramzi Zeynalov was arrested in Sabirabad. Recall that on 4 July videos appeared on the Internet of bullying and violence against a Wahhabi whose ...

Salafit whose beard was cut demands to punish offenders

July 7th, 2014

A follower of Salafi (Wahhabi) , Javanshir Zarbaliyev, who was subjected to physical abuse and was insultesd, demands to punish the perpetrators. This is how he told in interview with turan what happened to him. ...

Gamet Suleymanov condemns the violent beard-cut of Wahhabi

July 7th, 2014

The head of the Salafi mosque religious community “Abu Bakr”, Gamet Suleymanov, condemned forced beard-cut beard of Wahhabi in Sabirabad. “I condemn it,” Suleymanov told Turan. He stressed that this fact caused universal condemnation, including ...

Sheikh condemned the forced haircut of a Wahhabi’s beard

July 7th, 2014

The Caucasus Muslims Office (CMO) head, Sheikh Allahshukur Pashazadeh condemned the forced haircut of the beard of a Wahhabi in Sabirabad. “The one who did it made ​​a mistake and should be punished for arbitrariness,” ...

Wahhabis attacked believers in Mushfigabad

July 7th, 2014

Last Saturday in the village Mushfigabad a few Wahhabis attacked a group of people during the dinner iftar on the occasion of Ramadan and beat them. The attackers were detained and taken to the 10th ...

Shahin Hasanli also condemned the lynching of believers over Wahhabi

July 5th, 2014

Imam of the Baku Mosque Meshadi Dadash, theologian Shahin Hasanli condemned the lynching of a Wahhabi in Sabirabad. The video of violence against a Wahhabi, whose beard was cut off with scissors in Sabirabad, was ...

Twenty two members of the “Jehovah’s Witnesses” detained in Mingechevir

June 9th, 2014

On June 8 the police of Mingechevir city arrested 22 people, to promote ideas of the sect “Jehovah’s Witnesses” , according to the press office of the Interior Ministry. The detention took place in the ...

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