Saturday, November 6

"Opinion: Oil rich but rights poor in Azerbaijan"

An opinion piece by Giorgi Gogia- Human Rights Watch South Caucasus researcher and author of a recent report on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan- initially published on Global Post and then re-published on November 4th by the Human Rights Watch website. 
Baku, Azerbaijan- Baku is bustling. Every time I visit, I am amazed at the new office buildings, homes, highways, bridges, parks and enormous flags, dominate the city's landscape. Thanks to its oil riches, this country in the South Caucasus has one of the fastest- growing economies in the world. But prosperity has not brought with it the pleasures of a free society [...]
The full article can be viewed at the Global Post link or Human Rights Watch link.

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