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“Russia’s mediation proposal is a positive step in the issue of captives and hostages” – ...

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” R ...

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 ̶ ...

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 ...

         

“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. ...

“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 ...

“The Vienna meeting will give impetus to the exchange of captives and hostages” – human rights defender

March 31st, 2019

On March 29, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting in Vienna. The meeting, which took place through the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group, was held in ...

“The meeting of Karen Kazarian’s father with Elvin Ibrahimov is a provocative attempt by official Yerevan” – Ahmad Shahidov

March 25th, 2019

The father of Karen Kazarian, a citizen of the Republic of Armenia, who tried to commit a series of terror acts in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and was sentenced to 20 years ...

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. ...

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. ...

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“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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

“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. ...

“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 ...

“The Vienna meeting will give impetus to the exchange of captives and hostages” – human rights defender

March 31st, 2019

On March 29, President of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev and Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan held a meeting in Vienna. The meeting, which took place through the mediation of the OSCE Minsk Group, was held in ...

“The meeting of Karen Kazarian’s father with Elvin Ibrahimov is a provocative attempt by official Yerevan” – Ahmad Shahidov

March 25th, 2019

The father of Karen Kazarian, a citizen of the Republic of Armenia, who tried to commit a series of terror acts in the territory of the Republic of Azerbaijan and was sentenced to 20 years ...

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. ...

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 ...

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 ...

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 ...

“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 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 ...

“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 ...

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 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 ...

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 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 ...

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. ...

“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 ...

“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. ...

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 ...

“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 ...

“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 ...

“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” ...

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 ...

“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. ...

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 ...

“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 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 ...

“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 ...

“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 ...

“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 ...

“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 ...

Al Jazeera: “Armenian armed forces intensively break cease fire throughout Tartar, Fuzuli and Goranboy”

April 8th, 2016

Al Jazeera TV channel broadcasted a live program from Tartar region of Azerbaijan as the tension is escalated in the frontline of Azerbaijan and Armenia on April 7. The program demonstrated ruins of civilians properties ...

“Armenian armed forces target civilians who reside alongside the frontline” – Ahmad Shahidov

April 7th, 2016

On April 7 Ahmad Shahidov, Human rights defender visited homes and properties in Tartar that destroyed as the result of Armenian side’s artillery shots. Together with correspondents of Al Jazeera special the program has been prepared during which Head of ...

”UN turns to be nothing but an informal organization” – Ahmad Shahidov

March 3rd, 2016

Head of AIDHR Ahmad Shahidov shares his viewpoints on 31st regular session of the UN Human Rights Council On February 29 UN Human Rights Council has started its 31st regular session in Geneva, Switzerland. The ...

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 ...

“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 ...

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 ...

“Recent developments opened a new page in Azerbaijan and European relations” – Ahmad Shahidov

December 20th, 2015

Ahmad Shahidov, head of AIDHR attended groundbreaking gathering dedicated to human rights which took place in Brussels, Belgium on December 10 Head of AIDHR talked to Mammad Gulmammadov, editor in chief of the Olke.az web site ...

“Human rights are becoming less important in the UN agenda” – Ahmad Shahidov

November 19th, 2015

Attending United Nations Forum in Geneva on November 16-18, Ahmad Shahidov, head of AIDHR shared his views on conducted discussions The 4th Annual United Nations Forum on Business and Human Rights has been organized in ...

“Territorial integrity and refugees will be prioritised at PACE meeting” – Ahmad Shahidov

October 2nd, 2015

Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE) Autumn Session has been organized between September 28 and October 2  Leaving OSCE Warsaw meeting uncompleted, Ahmad Shahidov Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights ...

Cyprus TV Channel gives coverage on Ahmad Shahidov’s attendance at OSCE meeting

October 1st, 2015

Dialogue TV Channel of Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus highlighted OSCE Warsaw meeting on September 30. The program gave coverage on the speech made by Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights ...

Ahmad Shahidov gives an interview to Qatar State News Agency on hostages of Kelbajar region

September 18th, 2015

On September 18 Ahmad Shahidov Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) gave an interview to Qatar State News Agency. Answering questions of interviewers, human rights advocate touched upon ties between Azerbaijan ...

Ahmad Shahidov gives an interview to Qatar’s leading mass media means

September 15th, 2015

As a part of his working visit to Qatar Ahmad Shahidov, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR) gave an interview to the Qatar’s leading mass media means on September 15. Being ...

In his interview to Cyprus TV Ahmad Shahidov talks about youth policy in Azerbaijan

September 6th, 2015

Human rights advocate touched on successes achieved by Azerbaijani youth in the fields of science, education, sport and culture In the frame of his working visit to the Turkish Republic of Northern Cyprus (TRNC) Ahmad ...

The Notion of Freedom is Different in Azerbaijan

July 10th, 2015

A conversation with Ahmad Shahidov, head of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights. Interviewer: Bartosz Marcinkowski BARTOSZ MARCINKOWSKI: You are chief of the Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights which claims to stand ...

Head of AIDHR has interviewed “New Eastern Europe” and talked about human rights – VIDEO

June 30th, 2015

During his conversation with Bartosz Marcinkowski, assistant editor of “New Eastern Europe”, Ahmad Shahidov touched on Nagorno Karabakh conflict In the framework of his working visit to Europe Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute ...

Head of AIDHR attends Eastern Partnership Summit to be held in Riga

May 6th, 2015

Ahmad Shahidov: “Azerbaijan seems unwilling in signing Associative Agreement with the European Union” Holding the Presidency of the Council of the European Union, Latvia will host one of grandiose summit “Eastern Partnership Summit” of participating ...

Armenian nationalists target Azerbaijani human rights defender – FACTS

March 3rd, 2015

Ahmad Shahidov turned to be a target of threatening statements made by Armenian nationalists in social medias Hundreds of Armenian nationalists launched abuse campaign against Azerbaijani human rights defender Ahmad Shahidov in facebook social network ...

Ahmad Shahidov: “Soured relations need to be restored between Azerbaijan and Europe”

February 18th, 2015

Our today’s interlocutor is Ahmad Shahidov, Head of the Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy and Human Rights (AIDHR)  Mr. Shahidov, how would you assess the situation of civil society in Azerbaijan? Every now and then some ...

Human Rights Defender to address to Europe with regard to combat against terrorism – VIDEO

January 20th, 2015

Head of AIDHR calls on Europeans primarily visit Martyrs’ Avenue while being in Baku during the First European Olympic Games On the occasion of commemoration of tragedy 20 January, Head of Azerbaijani Institute for Democracy ...

Head of AIDHR: “We hope a pardon decree will be signed until the end of year”

December 23rd, 2014

2014 was tough year for Azerbaijan in terms of human rights issue. A series of arrests of leading journalists, lawyers and socio-political activists harmed relations between Azerbaijan and international organizations. In order to relieve tension ...

“Currently Qatar is capable of ensuring human rights not only for the Arab region but also for the whole Islam world” – Ahmad Shahidov

December 15th, 2014

Qatar National Day is a national commemoration of Qatar’s unification and independence and is celebrated on December 18 every year. This day is associated with founder of the State of Qatar Sheikh Jassem bin Mohamed ...

Ahmad Shahidov intends to attend trial of hostages of Kelbajar region- An interview to “New Musavat” newspaper

December 14th, 2014

Human rights advocate elaborated on the state of human rights in the country on the day of Human Rights; “Sometimes I wonder, if someone is arrested following 24 hours a statement comes” Ahmad Shahidov, Head ...

“We hope Mr. Pedro Agramunt will work more closely with Azerbaijan” – Reference

June 27th, 2014

Chief of AIDHR Ahmad Shahidov: “PACE`s appointment a new rapporteur on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is related to the attention to this problem” Preparation of a report on political prisoners in Azerbaijan is committed to ...

AIDHR: “We see a decline in tolerance, existed for many years in Azerbaijan” – Interview

June 15th, 2014

Chief of Azerbaijan Institute for Democracy and Human Rights Ahmad Shahidov gave interview to “Sahar 1” Television of Iran On June 14, chief of AIDHR Ahmad Shahidov was guest of “Free Arena” program in “Sahar ...

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