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Azerbaijan Intelligence Agency Forbids the Wedding of Student Activist Hadi Hamidi Shafiq

July 26, 2011

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AZERBAIJAN.— Hadi Hamidi Shafiq’s wedding was to take place in Tabriz with political and social activists from all over Azerbaijan attending the event. On July 20, 2011, Tabriz Intelligence Agency summoned the wedding banquet hall director and interrogated him about the scheduled event. The following day, Tabriz Intelligence Agency contacted the bride and the groom’s […]

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Journalist Released from Detention in Azerbaijan

June 5, 2011

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AZERBAIJAN.–  On 26 May, authorities in Azerbaijan released Eynulla Fatullayev, a prominent journalist who had been in prison since 2007 on politically motivated charges. Fatullayev founded and was the editor-in-chief of two of the largest and most popular newspapers in the country – Gundelik Azerbaijan, or Azerbaijan Daily, and Realny Azerbaijan, or Real Azerbaijan. The […]

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