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Russia Stops Leasing Azerbaijan Radar Station

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 4:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Russia has stopped using a sophisticated radar system in Azerbaijan after the two countries failed to reach an agreement to renew the lease. The previous agreement on using the Gabala radar station expired on Sunday (December 9). It was the last Russian base in the former Soviet republic, with an estimated 1,000 Russian and 500 […]

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Police Detain Protesters in Azerbaijan’s Capital

Posted December 10th, 2012 at 4:00 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan police on Monday detained at least 30 protesters in Baku who tried to hold a rally demanding the right to freedom of assembly and the dissolution of parliament. The unsanctioned protest in the capital of the oil-rich Caspian state was timed to coincide with International Human Rights Day. Police officers quickly detained protesters at […]

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Azerbaijan Jails 22 in Alleged Iran-Backed Terror Plot

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 11:45 am (UTC-5)
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A closed court in Azerbaijan has sentenced 22 Azerbaijani citizens to prison for assisting Iran in allegedly plotting terrorist attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets in the country. The defendants received sentences Tuesday ranging from three to 13 years imprisonment after authorities accused them of planning attacks in cooperation with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Targets for […]

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Azerbaijan Jails 22 in Alleged Iran-Backed Terror Plot

Posted October 9th, 2012 at 8:50 am (UTC-5)
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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced 22 people to lengthy prison terms for assisting Iran in allegedly plotting terrorist attacks on U.S. and Israeli targets in the country. The defendants received sentences Tuesday ranging from 10 to 15 years after authorities accused them of planning attacks in cooperation with Iran’s Revolutionary Guards. Targets for the […]

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Armenians Protest Hungary’s Decision to Repatriate Soldier

Posted September 1st, 2012 at 2:50 pm (UTC-5)
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More than 100 Armenians gathered Saturday to protest Hungary’s decision to repatriate an Azerbaijani soldier who killed an Armenian military officer in 2004. Demonstrators burned the Hungarian flag Saturday in the Armenian capital, Yerevan. On Friday, Hungary sent Ramil Safarov back to his native Azerbaijan, where he was immediately pardoned and freed by Azerbaijan’s president, […]

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Azerbaijani Reporter Detained After Covering Anti-government Protests

Posted June 13th, 2012 at 5:55 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Azerbaijan have detained a photographer and blogger on charges of “hooliganism”, in another case activists link to the state repression of independent news media. Mehman Huseynov, who works for the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Security and is active in the social media, was detained in Baku on Tuesday evening. The 23-year-old photographer […]

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Azerbaijan Jails Iranian Journalists on Drug Charges

Posted June 12th, 2012 at 7:20 pm (UTC-5)
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A court in Azerbaijan has sentenced an Iranian journalist to two years in prison for drug possession in a case that his supporters say is politically motivated. Azerbaijani authorities arrested Anar Bayramli, a reporter for Sahar TV and news agency, in February on charges of possessing illicit drugs. He has denied the charges. Several media […]

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Clinton Urges Azerbaijan to Respect Human Rights

Posted June 6th, 2012 at 3:25 pm (UTC-5)
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U.S. Secretary of State Hillary Clinton has pressed Azerbaijan to show greater respect for human rights. During a visit Wednesday to the Azerbaijani capital, Baku, Clinton urged the government to let citizens express their views peacefully and to release those who have been detained for doing so. She also called on Azerbaijani authorities to respect […]

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5 Azerbaijan Troops Reported Killed in Armenia Border Clashes

Posted June 5th, 2012 at 4:30 pm (UTC-5)
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Azerbaijan has accused Armenia of killing five Azerbaijani soldiers in a second day of violence at the common border. This brings to eight the death toll in the border clashes since Monday. Armenia said Monday that three of its soldiers were killed. Several people on both sides have been wounded in the exchange of fire. […]

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Rights Activists Detained Ahead of Eurovision Finals in Azerbaijan

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, have arrested dozens of anti-government protesters who took to the streets ahead of a European song contest to draw attention to the human rights situation in the country. Up to 30 people were reportedly picked up by police Friday as the former Soviet republic prepared for the finals of the […]

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