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22 August 2015
The Azerbaijani First Daughter’s Cozy Russian Retreat
Without an invitation, it’s nearly impossible to take a look at Leyla Alieva’s house near Moscow, since privacy is so highly valued by her neighbors. From OCCRP.

Without an invitation, it’s nearly impossible to take a look at Leyla Alieva’s house near Moscow, since privacy is so highly valued by her neighbors. From OCCRP.

By Olesya Shmagun
 
14 August 2015
Baku Court Sentences Rights Advocates, Russian POW Asks Putin for Help

Plus, OSCE official presses Turkmenistan to free journalist, and report says Hungarian officials warn Jewish community over migration threats.

By Timothy Spence
 
14 August 2015
Whither Azerbaijan’s Islamists?

Secular campaigners and Islamists alike have felt the sting of Baku’s repression of critics. Does the release of a hardline Shia cleric signal a change? From EurasiaNet.org.

By Eldar Mamedov
 
13 August 2015
Russian Supermodel in Row Over Disabled Sister’s Ouster, Turkmenistan Bars Horse Expert From Leaving
Plus, Belarus censors distance-learning packet sent to political prisoner, and witness protection among new Kosovo court’s biggest challenges
By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
6 August 2015
Baku Keeps a Wary Eye on Tehran
For Azerbaijan, Iran’s coming re-entry into the world community brings both opportunities and challenges.
By Aleksandra Jarosiewicz
 
30 July 2015
Russia Blocks MH17 Tribunal, Activists Call for Turkmenistani Journalist's Release

Plus, an official in Russia's North Caucasus faces murder charges and a jailed Azerbaijani reporter gets a prestigious prize in Washington.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Thomas Chan Tsz Chun, and Evgeny Deulin
 
27 July 2015
Russia Set to Veto MH17 Resolution, Orban Lashes Out at Refugees, European Left
Plus, a detained Azerbaijani journalist appears in court, and Serbia vows to keep Kosovo out of UNESCO.
By Timothy Spence
 
23 July 2015
Azerbaijan Journalist Says Wife Held Hostage to Make him Return
Cloak-and-dagger meetings in a border town as police try to force journalist to come back. From IWPR.
By Afgan Mukhtarli
 
16 July 2015
Ukraine Rebel Leader Sued in U.S. Over MH17 Attack, Baku Trial Set for Activist Couple

Plus, Kyrgyzstan protests the State Department’s rights award to a jailed activist and Armenia mulls a sex-specific abortion ban.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
8 July 2015
Azerbaijan’s Campaign Against ‘Enemy Press’

A new organization warns journalists about ‘hostile’ Armenian reports and ‘biased’ Western media. From IWPR.

By Afgan Mukhtarli
 

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