• protesters
  • Although most of the protesters appeared to be supporters of the secular, relatively pro-Western Müsavat and similar parties, a number of young protesters representing the Islamist opposition began chanting "Allahu Akbar", reportedly angering police on the scene. (wikipedia.org)
  • In late 2007, President Mikheil Saakashvili was accused of efforts to undermine dissenting voices through aggressive actions toward the media and a crackdown on opposition protesters . (blogspot.com)
  • Aliyev
  • Milli has addressed the President Aliyev during Internet Governance Forum in November 2012 with the open letter telling the truth about real situation in Azerbaijan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Elchibey was formally deposed by a national referendum in August 1993, and Aliyev was elected to a 5-year term as President in October with only token opposition. (wikipedia.org)
  • Common themes espoused by demonstrators, many of whom are affiliated with Müsavat and the Popular Front Party, the main opposition parties in Azerbaijan, include doubts as to the legitimacy of the 2008 presidential election, desire for the release of political prisoners, calls for democratic reforms, and demands that Aliyev and his government resign from power. (wikipedia.org)
  • authorities
  • Instead, the authorities have launched a series of politically motivated flawed trials against critical journalists, fueling an atmosphere of fear and hostility for the independent and opposition media. (hrw.org)
  • On May 22, 2014, the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) found that the authorities in Azerbaijan had violated a number of basic human rights provisions in arresting and sentencing Mammadov. (wikipedia.org)
  • According to conclusions of OSCE ODIHR election observation report "clear political will was demonstrated by the authorities of the Republic of Azerbaijan to significantly improve on the election practice of the country. (wikipedia.org)
  • Opposition groups called on authorities to release the young activist and compared his detention to the suppression of dissidents in Egypt and other countries, but police insisted the arrest was not political. (wikipedia.org)
  • religious opposition
  • One of Majidzade's main arguments took the example of the Shah of Iran, Reza Pahlavi, and his "White Revolution" of 1960 which induced establishment of religious opposition groups - if sexual education was taught at schools, conservative parents would not allow their daughters to go to school. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mammadov
  • citation needed] Mammadov was arrested on February 4, 2013, after traveling to Ismayilli, a town in Northern Azerbaijan in which there had been civil disturbance, following alleged repression by the local governor. (wikipedia.org)
  • The court ordered Azerbaijan to pay compensation to Mammadov. (wikipedia.org)
  • On the sentencing of Ilgar Mammadov and Tofiq Yaqublu on charges of staging riots in Ismayili, Azerbaijan" (PDF). (wikipedia.org)
  • Mr Mammadov also one of the famous people in Azerbaijan, who helped forming the political movement back in 1980's to 1990's, was a very close friend & supporter of first legal / elected president of Azerbaijan - Abulfaz Elchibey. (wikipedia.org)
  • Mr Mammadov also helped him during his Presidency and provided the necessary support required to form the constitution and legal system of Azerbaijan. (wikipedia.org)
  • A well-known lawyer in Azerbaijan, Mammadov dealt with human rights cases as the head of Chalkhan LLC, and as an independent attorney. (wikipedia.org)
  • As of early 2013, Mammadov began to seriously criticize the ruling regime and its policies, and became a member of the National Council, a coalition of opposition parties and civil society organizations, formed ahead of the October 2013 presidential election. (wikipedia.org)
  • Turan Mammadova Gunel Mammadova Elnur Mammadov Chalkhan Mammadli (Mammadov) fled Azerbaijan, to escape unlawful prosecution by the government officials in March 2016. (wikipedia.org)
  • Rasulzade
  • At the seventh session of the council in Ganja chaired by Mammad Emin Rasulzade, it was decided to dissolve the council and transfer all legislative and executive power to the interim government of Azerbaijan headed by Fatali Khan Khoyski. (wikipedia.org)
  • After the Amnesty Act of 1913 dedicated to the 300th anniversary of the Romanov dynasty, Mammed Amin Rasulzade returned to Azerbaijan and undertook party leadership. (wikipedia.org)
  • regime
  • There is a criminal, authoritarian and corrupt regime in Azerbaijan, and the people of Azerbaijan no longer want to live under these conditions," Gambar told The New York Times. (wikipedia.org)
  • rally
  • The European Union criticized Azerbaijan for "lack of respect of fundamental freedoms" after the 2 April rally was broken up by security forces. (wikipedia.org)
  • turnout
  • Opposition leaders suggested the low turnout was due to candidate disqualifications by the CEC, and consequent discouragements to vote after their choice of candidate was excluded. (wikipedia.org)
  • election
  • They further supported constitutional reforms to reduce the power of the presidency when it seemed increasingly likely that the opposition could win in the then-upcoming presidential election of 2004. (blogspot.it)
  • The negotiated settlement led to an opposition victory in the presidential election, constitutional reforms, and lessons learned by the losing side. (blogspot.it)
  • The country`s opposition slammed the election commission for steering the country towards a controversial presidential vote next month, branding it a tool of President Pierre Nkurunziza and his ruling party. (rendon.com)
  • In Armenia's last-disputed-presidential election, former president and head of the opposition Levon Ter-Petrosian was awarded 21 percent of the vote. (blogspot.com)
  • The Armenian opposition may now take heart ahead of the next presidential election there, due in February 2013. (blogspot.com)
  • Even South Ossetia, whose current population is estimated at no more than forty thousand and whose budget is 99 percent supported by Russia, managed to hold a dramatic semifarcical election last year in which the opposition candidate, Alla Jiyoeva, won. (blogspot.com)
  • rallies
  • In some cases, local officials have closed all the roads into town during opposition rallies, or have extended working and school hours, in one case, even declaring a Sunday work day, to prevent participation in opposition rallies. (wikipedia.org)
  • Soviet
  • During the summer of 1992, Elchibey secured the full withdrawal of the Soviet army from Azerbaijan, which became the first and only former Soviet republic (after the Baltic states) free of Soviet military presence. (wikipedia.org)
  • Iran
  • Now, since we have become independent, our aim is to reach the Persian Gulf, Caspian Sea, Azerbaijan, Georgia and the Black Sea through Turkmenistan and Iran. (rferl.org)
  • government
  • On May 27, 44 Muslim deputees of the Sejm gathered in Tbilisi and established Azerbaijan National Council to form the government of Azerbaijan. (wikipedia.org)
  • He was conditionally released in November 2010, after serving 16 months of his sentence, in part due to strong international pressure on the government of Azerbaijan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Starting from December 1991 through 1993, Masimov held various high ranking positions within the government of independent Azerbaijan Republic. (wikipedia.org)
  • What troubles the government is that the opposition could gain the support of Russian-language citizens' sympathy by publishing the magazine, he claimed. (rferl.org)
  • Pro-government media figures like Bextiar Sadiqov, editor of the official parliamentary daily 'Azerbaijan,' meanwhile, said they backed the court's decision. (rferl.org)
  • Russia
  • The area to the North of the river Aras, among which the territory of the contemporary republic of Azerbaijan were Iranian territory until they were occupied by Russia in the course of the 19th century. (wikipedia.org)
  • Members of the OPEC oil cartel have gathered for two days of meetings with Russia, Azerbaijan, Kazakhstan, and other major non-OPEC producers to discuss a potential cut in global output. (rferl.org)
  • Republic
  • On December 5, 2017, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe initiated infringement proceedings against the Republic of Azerbaijan for failing to comply with the ECHR judgment. (wikipedia.org)
  • The Republic of Azerbaijan is a secular state. (wikipedia.org)
  • After graduation in 2009 he was called to active military service and entered the Education and Training Centre of the Armed Forces of the Republic of Azerbaijan. (wikipedia.org)
  • The cave of Azykh in the territory of the Fizuli district in the Republic of Azerbaijan is considered to be the site of one of the most ancient proto-human habitations in Eurasia. (wikipedia.org)
  • journalists
  • The steady rise of politically motivated defamation charges and violent attacks against critical journalists is clearly aimed at silencing critical voices in Azerbaijan. (hrw.org)
  • Attacks on journalists and the lack of accountability for these crimes are crushing freedom of the press and expression in Azerbaijan," said Cartner. (hrw.org)
  • Party
  • President Ilham Aliyev's ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party got a majority of 71 out of 125 seats. (wikipedia.org)
  • the Democratic Reforms party, Great Creation, the Movement for National Rebirth, Umid, Civic Unity, Civic Welfare, Adalet (Justice), and the Popular Front of United Azerbaijan, most of which were represented in the previous parliament, won one seat a piece. (wikipedia.org)
  • Non-affiliated deputies now include former Party of Regions stalwarts who voted with the opposition, such as Inna Bohoslovska. (blogspot.it)
  • Movsum Samadov, leader of the banned Islamic Party of Azerbaijan, was charged with preparing an act of terror. (wikipedia.org)
  • Members of the opposition in the National Assembly indicated support for the demonstrators, demanded the release of political prisoners, and called on the cabinet, led by former Communist Party member Prime Minister Artur Rasizade, to resign over its failure to institute reforms. (wikipedia.org)
  • deputies
  • The roll call votes on the table below show united opposition parties, unanimous in their commitment to a no confidence vote, with a handful of deputies not voting or absent during the summons. (blogspot.it)
  • Turkey
  • However, in April 2014, he was deported from Turkey to Azerbaijan where he was arrested upon arrival at the airport. (wikipedia.org)
  • This sequence of events made Mirgadirov's lawyer assume that the deportation was due to an arrangement between Azerbaijan and Turkey. (wikipedia.org)
  • Committee
  • citation needed] The first session established the Azerbaijan Central Executive Committee consisting of 75 members and its board with 13 members. (wikipedia.org)
  • In October 2012 the NIC scrutinized "sexual education" proposals by the Azerbaijan Social Politics Committee and advised the public to its drawbacks, claiming in their research the ineffectiveness of the practise in other countries and negative psychological impacts to children. (wikipedia.org)
  • The municipal executive committee requested the opposition to postpone such activities, citing the upcoming birthday of the president and coinciding visits from foreign dignitaries. (rferl.org)
  • people
  • Jafarov told Human Rights Watch that as he left the Realni Azerbaijan office around 11:45 p.m., two people attacked him from behind and hit him several times on the head. (hrw.org)
  • Azerbaijan security forces detained 43 people in the event. (wikipedia.org)
  • It is believed that Mr Mammadli was targeted for being one of the few people working for "Azərbaycan Saatı" (Azerbaijan Time) TV programme, which is prohibited in Azerbaijan. (wikipedia.org)
  • Many Eneolithic settlements have been discovered in Azerbaijan, and carbon-dated artefacts show that during this period, people built homes, made copper tools and arrowheads, and were familiar with no-irrigated agriculture. (wikipedia.org)
  • main
  • He authored the Azerbaijan Economic Progress Program and Main policies of Cabinet of Ministers program while in office. (wikipedia.org)
  • president
  • Human Rights Watch urged the president to take steps to end impunity for such violence, and ensure that Azerbaijan complies with its international obligations on freedom of expression and the press. (hrw.org)
  • the Vice President is appointed by the President and the Prime Minister is nominated by the President and confirmed by the National Assembly of Azerbaijan. (wikipedia.org)
  • In the tiny, unrecognized territory of Nagorny Karabakh-entirely Armenian but still regarded by the world as de jure part of Azerbaijan-an opposition candidate for president did extremely well. (blogspot.com)
  • Human
  • As a member of the UN's Human Rights Council, Azerbaijan should be exemplary in its protection of fundamental human rights like freedom of expression," said Cartner. (hrw.org)
  • Bakhtiyar Hajiyev Human rights in Azerbaijan Samira Ahmedbeyli (15 February 2011). (wikipedia.org)
  • Emin Milli (born 14 October 1979) is a writer, human rights activist, and dissident from Azerbaijan who lives in exile in Germany. (wikipedia.org)
  • conflict
  • Having been a leading military commander in the conflict of 1991-1994, Balasanian's patriotic credentials were unimpeachable, and he actually took a harder-line position than his rival: he said that Karabakh should insist on being represented at the negotiating table and unequivocally rejected the return of the occupied territories around Karabakh to Azerbaijan (a central part of the peace deal currently on the table, accepted by Yerevan). (blogspot.com)