Irina Kuznecova

927 Flips | 26 Magazines | 138 Followers | @LVidealist | Latvia-born and Riga-based civil society activist

В Азербайджане парламент ужесточил требования для иностранных доноров

Парламент Азербайджана сегодня внес поправки в законодательство в области неправительственных организаций, предусматривающие предоставление …

Is The Clock Ticking For Azerbaijan's Leadership?

One year after the presidential ballot in which incumbent Ilham Aliyev was reelected for a third term, Azerbaijan's opposition National Council of …

Human Rights

The tyrant’s lobbyist

The European Azerbaijan Society (TEAS) exists to raise ‘awareness of Azerbaijan’ and foster ‘closer economic, political and cultural links’. In …

Human Rights

EITI, OGP Face Challenges Handling Civic Space Issues

<i>By Toby McIntosh</i><p>New mechanisms by two multilateral organizations, designed to protect the rights of civil society activists, will soon be tested.<p>The …

Azerbaijan: Rights Activists on the Brink

When Azerbaijan served as chair of the Council of Europe’s Committee of Ministers, it scoffed at the spirit and purpose of the organization and moved …

Rights & Freedoms

За 20 лет на линии соприкосновения погибло 610 азербайджанских военнослужащих

За 20 лет от выстрелов с армянской стороны погибли 610 азербайджанских военнослужащих, 710 человек получили ранение. Эти данные опубликованы в отчете …

Ричард Морнингстар: «Освобождение семи прилегающих к Карабаху районов - безоговорочное условие

Начиная с 7 мая, уже третий высокопоставленный американский дипломат заявляет о необходимости скорейшего урегулирования карабахского конфликта. За …

Министр обороны Армении не критикует очередную российско-азербайджанскую сделку

«Россия имеет право согласно своим планам проводить самостоятельную военно-техническую политику», - так прокомментировал министр обороны Армении</b> …

No Place for Refugees: “I have spent a lifetime living in the hotel walls . . . “ - Society

Twenty six years after being displaced from Azerbaijan and finding safety in Armenia some refugees still do not have their own places of residence, …

Human Rights

Признание Крыма – «обесценивание карабахской борьбы

За вчерашним празднованием в Нагорном Карабахе, посвященном самоопределению Крыма, бывший министр иностранных дел Армении <b>Александр Арзуманян</b> видит …

Armenia's Leaders Nervous at Opposition Rally Plan

Armenia’s government is worried about the opposition’s plan to mark the sixth anniversary of massive demonstrations that descended into bloodshed.<p>The …

Rights & Freedoms

Top Azeri Journalist Targeted With "Spy" Charge

The authorities in Azerbaijan have charged leading journalist Khadija Ismayil under espionage legislation. The United States embassy has described as …

Surveillance

Azerbaijani Blogger Jailed

BAKU -- A young opposition activist and blogger in Azerbaijan has been given three-months' pretrial detention on drugs charges.<p>Omar Mammadov, 19, a …

Baku

Red Faces as Georgian Officials' Lavish Spending Revealed

Georgian officials who buy top-of-the-range cars out of the public purse have found themselves uncomfortably in the public eye after a row that …

Putin: Russia-EU consultation on Eastern Partnership to be useful for both sides

BRUSSELS, January 28. /ITAR-TASS/. Expert consultations on Eastern Partnership issues, of which Russia and the European Union have agreed at the …

GUEST POST: Azerbaijani Foreign Fighters in Syria

NOTE: As with all guest posts, the opinions expressed below are those of the guest author and they do not necessarily represent the views of this …

Germany calls for rethink of Eastern Partnership

Unlike his predecessor, Andreas Schockenhoff, who did not shy away from harshly criticising the Kremlin on human rights, Erler says it is important …

Sarkisian’s ‘Rejuvenation Treatment’ In South Korea Revealed

President Serzh Sarkisian has undergone stem cell therapy in South Korea aimed at rejuvenating his body, a Korean newspaper revealed on Friday.<p>The …

South Korea

Azeri Officer Killed In Karabakh

The Azerbaijani military said on Thursday that one of its officers has been shot dead at a section of the Nagorno-Karabakh frontline where an …

Armenian government approves Customs Union accession roadmap

The Armenian government on Thursday approved a list of measures for joining the Russian-led Customs Union.<p>“By the governmental decision, the list of …

Russia

Karabakh Line Of Contact Sees Sharp Escalation In Violence

Conflict along the front line between Azerbaijani and Armenian forces has escalated dramatically over the last two days, with Azerbaijani air forces …

Lefort: 'No One Should Doubt in EU's Support for Georgia's Territorial Integrity'

Outgoing EU special representative for South Caucasus and a co-chair of the Geneva talks, Philippe Lefort, reiterated EU’s support to Georgia’s …

Media source: “S. Ossetians have determined their independence”

News Agency Interfax informs that at the meeting with the de-facto President of South Ossetia Leonid Tibilov, the European Union’s special …

Azeri opposition activist jailed

<b>A senior Azeri opposition activist has been sentenced to six years in prison on hooliganism charges.</b><p>A court in the city of Lankaran on Monday found Yadigar Sadiqov guilty of beating up a war veteran last June.<p>Lawyers for Sadiqov, who is a political adviser to the opposition Musavat party, said the …

Former Soviet Countries See More Harm From Breakup

Residents more than twice as likely to say collapse hurt their country<p>WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Reflecting back on the breakup of the Soviet Union that …