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A news agency based in Azerbaijan quoted Aliyev criticizing Freedom House, the European Parliament, and the Organization and Security and Co-operation in Europe.

Ahead of a planned protest against the upcoming constitutional referendum, Azerbaijani authorities have detained 40 activists, bloggers, and opposition party members.

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Less than six weeks ahead of a constitutional referendum, the Azerbaijani authorities have unleashed a new wave of repression to silence critical voices.


A new EU-backed energy project could shower Azerbaijan's repressive regime with new income.


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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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