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Azerbaijan: Stop the vicious campaign of gendered smears and reprisals against women activists

Amnesty 11 May 2021
It is the repressive government of Azerbaijan that stands to benefit from these dirty methods,” said Natalia Nozadze, Amnesty International’s Researcher on South Caucasus ... “This is part of a deliberate strategy to muzzle critics of the government and suppress women’s activism ... Activists targeted by ‘government-sponsored’ cyber attack.
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Europe's rights body fears virus measures hurting democracy

Beaumont Enterprise 11 May 2021
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe’s leading human rights body warned Tuesday that threats to democratic rights and personal freedoms have worsened during the pandemic, with some governments using health restrictions as a pretext to advance undemocratic political agendas ... Azerbaijan.
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Europe’s rights body fears virus measures hurting democracy

Wtop 11 May 2021
ATHENS, Greece (AP) — Europe’s leading human rights body warned Tuesday that threats to democratic rights and personal freedoms have worsened during the pandemic, with some governments using health restrictions as a pretext to advance undemocratic political agendas ... Azerbaijan.
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Parliament Votes For Early Elections

Asbarez 10 May 2021
Deputies representing the parliament’s pro-government majority did not reelect him or install another premier when they first voted on May 3 ... Pashinyan first expressed readiness to hold early elections in December amid angry anti-government protests triggered by Armenia’s defeat in a six-week war with Azerbaijan.
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U.S. Seeks 17-Year Sentence For Former Green Beret Who Pleaded Guilty To Spying For Russia

Radio Free Europe 08 May 2021
While on assignment in Azerbaijan, he was discharged and lost his security clearance after violating protocols. That included bringing his wife with him to Azerbaijan and allowing her to use a government-issued cell phone, according to the court filing ... in Azerbaijan and Georgia.
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Rep. Chris Smith Calls for $50 Million in Direct U.S. Humanitarian Aid to Artsakh

Asbarez 07 May 2021
military aid, including under Section 333 Building Partner Capacity Program, to Azerbaijan until its government ceases its attacks against Armenia and Nagorno-Karabakh, and agrees to an equitable resolution of the conflict.”.
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UNICEF Europe and Central Asia Region Humanitarian Situation Report No.1, 1 Jan - 31 March 2021

Reliefweb 07 May 2021
As a precautionary measure, the Government of Moldova declared a State of Emergency from April until the end of May. The governments in Azerbaijan, Montenegro, Serbia and Turkey imposed partial lockdowns, curfews, travel bans and closures of businesses.
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Azerbaijan continues to be one of biggest investors in Georgia's economy - President Aliyev

MENA FN 05 May 2021
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 5 Trend. Azerbaijan continues to be one of the biggest investors in Georgia's economy, President of the Republic of Azerbaijan Ilham Aliyev said receiving Prime Minister of Georgia Irakli Garibashvili, who is on a visit to the country, Trend reports.
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Azerbaijani minister names amount of government spending to restore Karabakh in 2021

MENA FN 05 May 2021
(MENAFN - Trend News Agency) BAKU, Azerbaijan, May 5 By Sadraddin Aghjayev � Trend. The Azerbaijani government will spend $1.5 billion in 2021 on the restoration of the territories liberated from ... .
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3 More Armenian POWs Return to Armenia

Asbarez 04 May 2021
A plane transporting three Armenian prisoners of war, who were being held captive in Azerbaijan, landed in Yerevan’s Erebuni Airport on Tuesday, government sources reported ... The Armenian government has said that it has returned all Azerbaijani captives within the timeframe specified in the agreement.
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Ankara-Backed Syrian Mercenaries Sentenced to Life In Prison

Asbarez 04 May 2021
Turkey and Azerbaijan denied the presence of any foreign mercenaries in the Azerbaijani army ranks ... Multiple reports by Western media quoted members of Islamist rebel groups in areas of northern Syria under Turkish control as saying in late September and October that they are deploying to Azerbaijan in coordination with the Turkish government.
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Biden extends Section 907 Amendment's suspension to allow direct US aid to Azerbaijan

MENA FN 04 May 2021
... and prohibited the US Administration from providing assistance to Baku through the government line in connection with the conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
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Turkey’s genocide denial fails, but don’t expect change

Asiatimes 04 May 2021
... government itself ... Given the overwhelmingly negative image of Turkey in Armenia, particularly in the wake of its support for Azerbaijan in the war, any restoration of links with Ankara would be deeply unpopular for the government of Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan in Yerevan.
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'I'm thankful it was done': MetroWest Armenians welcome President Biden recognition of 'genocide'

The Milford Daily News 02 May 2021
For so long, past presidents refused, appeasing the Turkish government.” ... A sore spot for many ethnic Armenians is the dispute over Nagorno-Karabakh, a territory internationally recognized as part of Azerbaijan, although most of it is governed by the unrecognized Republic of Artsakh.
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