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Khadija Ismayilova, whose trial on trumped-up charges is set to begin on July 24, plays a role in Azerbaijani society that goes far beyond her core work as an investigative journalist.

Freedom House urges the United States and other nations to send ambassadors to attend the pending trials of imprisoned human rights defenders in Azerbaijan.

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia
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Freedom House issued the following statement ahead of the scheduled July 13 start of the trial of Azerbaijani human rights defenders Leyla and Arif Yunus.

Issues: 
Human Rights Defense, Rule of Law
Regions: 
Eurasia

As economic growth declines and repression worsens, the regime is struggling to maintain its illusion of success and prosperity.

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Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On

“Promise and Reversal: The Post-Soviet Landscape Twenty Years On,” marks the 20th anniversary of the failed Soviet coup of August 19, 1991. The retrospective essay examines the changes in the political rights and civil liberties in the former Soviet Union over the last two decades, as well as includes graphs and rankings that illustrate the region's performance in the annual Freedom House publications Freedom in the World and Freedom of the Press. The report  concludes that there is a serious and disturbing failure to embrace democratic institutions in most of the post-Soviet region.

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