Central Election Commission concludes Parliamentary elections

On November 18, the Central Election Commission (CEC) reviewed the appeals received by the CEC in connection with the Parliamentary Elections of November 1 2015.   After discussions among Commission members, the CEC invalidated the voting results of Precinct #9 in Jalilabad-Masalli-Bilesuvar constituency #69.   “The Parliamentary Elections of November 1, 2015, were held in a free, fair and transparent manner, an event of paramount importance in our country’s history. The CEC and relevant state agencies attached special attention to the fulfillment of the duties and responsibilities envisaged in...

Azerbaijani journalist appeals to Christiane Amanpour to help jailed colleagues

Azerbaijani journalist Idrak Abbasov’s story bears all the hallmarks of the typical forms of pressure used by an increasingly intolerant regime to silence its critics. Abbasov became a target for providing a rare critical voice in a media climate dominated by the state. As a result, Abbasov and his family faced years of pressure, ranging from harassment and threats to physical attacks. Nonetheless, he persisted in his efforts to tell the truth about the situation in his country.   In April 2012, just weeks after winning an...
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