Wednesday, October 9

Azerbaijan Elections- who, where, when? (recommended readings)

A friend posted these on Facebook, I thought I share them here too. If you want to get up to date about the election atmosphere in Azerbaijan then check these out. 

via Rebecca Vincent: Azerbaijan’s election day is here! Here’s my recommended reading list to get up to speed:

Meydan TV - Urgent: Presidential Election Rigged. Results Pre-announced in a mobile app failure

Access - With no votes cast, Azerbaijani election app releases ‘final’ election results

Op-ed by opposition candidate Jamil Hasanli for The Guardian - Azerbaijan must use this election to end the Aliyev dynasty

Shaun Walker for The Guardian - Azerbaijan election marred by claims of corruption as dynasty looks set to win

Leyla Najafli for BBC News: Azerbaijan election: the pre-determined president

BBC News: Q&A: Azerbaijan's presidential election

RFE/RL: Aliyev May Win Reelection For Third Term, But Fourth Not A Foregone Conclusion

Arifa Kazimova & Daisy Sindelar for RFE/RL - In Azerbaijan's Routine Election, It's The Differences That Matter

Shahin Abbasov for EurasiaNet - Azerbaijan: Putting Inauguration Ahead of the Vote

Miriam Lanskoy for the Carnegie Moscow Center – Azerbaijan: Opposition Unites Despite Crackdown

Katy Pearce & Farid Guliyev for The Washington Post - Can social media level the playing field in competitive authoritarian regimes? Azerbaijani pre-election report, part II

Melinda Haring & Arzu Capulcu Geybullayeva for Foreign Policy – So What About the Other 364 Days a Year?

Thomas de Waal for the Carnegie Endowment for International Peace – What Lies Ahead for Azerbaijan?

Reuters - Azeri leader cracking down on foes before poll-rights group

Human Rights Club - Azerbaijan: an updated list of political prisoners

OSCE/ODIHR Interim Report No. 2

Azerbaijan: UN experts concerned by human rights restrictions, harassment of journalists

Amnesty International - Downward spiral: Continuing crackdown on freedoms in Azerbaijan

Human Rights Watch – Tightening the Screws: Azerbaijan’s Crackdown on Civil Society and Dissent

And a few of my recent pieces:

Five things Aliyev doesn’t want you to know about Azerbaijan’s presidential election

PACE’s failure to hold Azerbaijan accountable for its Council of Europe obligations leads to sharp increase in political arrests

Fundamental freedoms under attack in the run-up to Azerbaijan’s presidential election

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