Azerbaijan

4 December 2017
Azerbaijan Puts Another Journalist on Trial Premium

Police say Afgan Mukhtarli illegally crossed the Georgian border, while he claims to have been abducted from Tbilisi.

 
29 November 2017
The Azerbaijani Laundromat: Why It Matters
Naming and shaming the perpetrators could be the best way of tackling international high-level corruption akin to the current case. Form Emerging Europe.
By Audrey L. Altstadt
 
8 November 2017
Azerbaijan Moves to Drastically Cut Number of Lawyers
The Azerbaijani parliament has approved amendments to the country’s civil code that would effectively bar roughly 90 percent of the country’s legal professionals from practicing law. From EurasiaNet.
By Mike Runey
 
31 October 2017
Trans-Caucasus Railway Opens Premium

Decades in the making, Baku-Tbilisi-Kars could further isolate Armenia.

 
4 October 2017
Gay Detainees Freed, Baku Says Premium

Status of those sent for STD treatment unclear, as more allegations emerge about police torture of gays and transgender women.

 
2 October 2017
Late Bloomers Premium

The Czech weapons that have appeared in Azerbaijan might indicate that Central Europeans are finally learning the realpolitik games of the West.

By Martin Ehl
 
25 September 2017
Dozens Held in Baku LGBT Roundup Premium

Activists draw parallel to last spring’s brutal crackdown on Chechen gays.

 
20 September 2017
New Revelations From 'Azerbaijani Laundromat' Could Shake German Elections Premium

A representative from German Chancellor Angela Merkel’s party allegedly received payments as part of the money-laundering operation.

 
Caspian Sea
18 September 2017
Baku Takes Larger Stake in Massive Oilfield Premium

Aliev cheers ‘even more profitable’ new contract, which foresees $40 billion in new investment by oil majors.

 
12 September 2017
Azerbaijan Pardons Blogger, Releases Journalist Premium

Mehman Aliyev has been released from pretrial detention, while travel blogger Alexander Lapshin was pardoned.

 

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