The Trump Tower Baku project in Azerbaijan was suspected of links to Revolutionary Guard money-laundering, The New Yorker has reported.
Lawyers for some of those arrested said their clients had been subjected to beatings, verbal abuse and forced medical examinations.
You Can Visit the Moon, But Not Nagorno-Karabakh: The Mind-Boggling Politics Of Azerbaijan's Aliyev Administration
By Christopher Atamian and Haykaram Nahapetyan Aleksander Lapshin holding up his three passports. Who’s out there? A bewildered
My dream is for Gdansk to become the host of the World Scout Jamboree in 2023. Currently we are the official candidate. We
With my own focus on the role of activism in the arts as a mechanism for dialogue and peace, I found the experience I had in Baku to be an accurate representation of the subject we had gathered to debate.
Donald Trump, by associating himself with questionable business partners in a oppressive regime, risks tarnishing his reputation for a fistful of dollars in the midst of a presidential campaign!
I asked Bakri to disclose a few things about himself, in the first person. Hidden within his answers is the key to his present and future success.
Half a world away, the State Department said that it was "concerned", and called on Azerbaijan to conduct a "transparent" investigation in line with Baku's "international commitment to protecting media freedom." Human rights activists were not impressed.
Why are America's diplomats not speaking out loudly and clearly on Khadija Ismayilova's behalf? Why has the State Department not joined Europe's diplomats in publicly demanding her immediate release from jail?
The United States and Russia should accelerate their efforts in this direction before it is too late. Let's put an end to historical or territorial recriminations. Both Azerbaijan and Armenia have enough territory to survive and prosper. And without each other, neither country will reach its true potential -- economic or otherwise.
While a cacophony of media and breaking news buzz around us in our daily lives, I personally need the human touch to help me understand a country or a situation. And for that human touch I turn to art, music or even better, cinema to get me to the heart of the matter.
Just as Texas is the historic result of an independent country proudly joining the United States while preserving its own and Mexican heritage, Azerbaijan is the culmination of three elemental tendencies that accentuate the pivotal nature of its geographic position.
I discovered a sun-kissed city of ancient ruins and innovative architecture consumed by anticipation for the Olympics of musical kitsch.
As this year's host of Eurovision, Azerbaijan may well impress visitors with its beautiful, entertaining capital city of Baku and friendly, considerate people, but not with how its government treats the people.