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About Arzu Geybulla

Arzu Geybulla is a freelance writer originally from Azerbaijan currently based in Istanbul. She reports on human rights violations in Azerbaijan.

Articles by Arzu Geybulla

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Constitutional conventions: best practice

How Azerbaijan is losing its brains

Educated young people in Azerbaijan see few prospects for work at home  and even fewer if they’re critically-minded. Русский

In the crosshairs of Azerbaijan’s patriotic trolls

Azerbaijan has taken its crackdown against dissent to the internet. Opposition publications and journalists are routinely harassed – by both paid trolls and true believers. Azərbaycanca

Meet N!DA, the exclamation mark that terrified the Azerbaijani authorities

Azerbaijan’s youth activists are facing brutal repression from the state. But despite the risks, young people are still willing to get involved.

Azerbaijan’s 2016: sink or swim?

Protests have broken out in Azerbaijan against rising prices and falling living standards. Will the regime respond with anything but brute force?

Searching for the ‘Armenian Lobby’

Conspiracies keep the people pliant and rulers fearless. In Azerbaijan, all dissidents are considered to be agents of a shadowy ‘Armenian lobby’. Русский

Azerbaijan: ruling in bad faith

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The Aliyev regime is attempting to co-opt and repress Muslim communities to strengthen its hold on power. It is playing a dangerous game. Русский

 

Azerbaijan's failed rebranding

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No matter how much time and money Azerbaijan’s government spends making ‘friends’ in the west, the country is still characterised by a poor record on human rights.

From emancipation to restraint: violence and gender inequality in Azerbaijan

Passing laws against gender-motivated violence and gender inequality is not the same as putting them into practice.

 

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