Azerbaijan

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
 

3 July 2015
Moscow Blasts Draft MH17 Report, UN Asks Hungary to Rethink Tighter Asylum Proposals

Plus, a self-described IS militant uses social media to denounce his native Kazakhstan and Azerbaijan fumes over a separatist’s invitation to London.

By Piers Lawson, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
30 June 2015
Migrants Riot at Hungarian Camp, Albanian Police-Murder Suspects Arrested

Plus, an OSCE mission reportedly comes under fire in Ukraine, and Azerbaijan opens a naval base on the Caspian Sea.

By Clare Speak, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Thomas Chan Tsz Chun
 
23 June 2015
Kyiv Accuses Volunteer Fighters of Rape and Torture, Hundreds Arrested at Yerevan Price Protest

Plus, Yanukovych makes half-hearted apology for Maidan killings; activists plan to deliver banned abortion drugs to Poland via UAV.

By Ky Krauthamer, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
18 June 2015
Anger Over Hungary’s Border Fence, Rights Court Rules on First Armenia-Azerbaijan Cases

Plus, a human rights watchdog warns that Dagestan authorities are targeting a Muslim group, and a Russian group targeted by ‘foreign agent’ law is closing.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, and Evgeny Deulin
 
15 June 2015
Activist Flees Baku for Switzerland Refuge, Moldova Voters Remain Split

Plus, Saakashvili is poised to make big cuts in Odessa and the UN leader talks human rights in Central Asia.

By Barbara Frye, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 
11 June 2015
French Hacking Trail Leads to Russia, Baku Blocks Amnesty Presentation

Plus, a Bosnian Serb who fought for the Muslims is arrested in Switzerland and Kazakhstan uses snow as its Olympic trump card.

By Brian Kenety, Ioana Caloianu, Evgeny Deulin, and Casper Frederiksen
 

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