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 Every day I fear for my safety living in this country because of my sexual orientation. I am alive but if anyone ever find out and wanted to find out, they can kill me …I am an easy target for anything.
 —Peter, Dominica,…
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 The government of Azerbaijan continues to wage a vicious crackdown on critics and dissenting voices. The space for independent activism, critical journalism, and opposition political activity has been virtually extinguished by…
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 Azerbaijan’s record on freedom of expression, assembly, and
 association has been on a steady decline for some years, but it has seen a
 dramatic deterioration since mid-2012. Since then the government has been
 engaged in a…
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 Since 2008, the government of Azerbaijan has undertaken a

 sweeping program of urban renewal in Baku, the…
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 Beaten, Blacklisted, and Behind Bars:
 The Vanishing Space for Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan
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 Azerbaijan’s
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Crushing Dissent:  Repression, Violence and Azerbaijan's Elections SUMMARY.. RECOMMENDATIONS BACKGROUND: THE CENTRALIZATION OF THE PRESIDENTIAL POWER IN AZERBAIJAN   PRE-ELECTION ABUSES The Bias of the Central Election Commission Obstruction of Local…
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Azerbaijani security forces regularly torture those in custody, and get away with it, according to a this report. The international monitoring group charged that Azerbaijan has failed to enact legal reforms and that corruption is rampant in the criminal…
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Now the longest-running conflict in the former Soviet Union, the battle for Nagorno-Karabakh has rapidly expanded and intensified since it began in 1988, resulting in the deaths of an estimated 25,000 soldiers and civilians and the displacement of one…