Monthly Archives: March 2021

AZERBAIJAN 2020 HUMAN RIGHTS REPORT EXECUTIVE SUMMARY The constitution provides for a republic with a presidential form of government. Legislative authority is vested in the Milli Mejlis (National Assembly). The presidency is the predominant branch of government, exceeding the judiciary and legislature. On February 9, the government conducted National Assembly elections. The election observation mission of the Organization for Security and Cooperation
On March 14, an attempt was made on the life of a blogger and political emigrant from Azerbaijan Mohammed Mirzali in France. As it became known to Turan from sources in the Azerbaijani diaspora, the unknown stabbed him and escaped. The blogger was hospitalized in serious condition. The police are investigating. Mirzali is known for publishing harshly critical reports about the Azerbaijani authorities on social networks for several years. The authorities