Azerbaijani journalist Zeynal Ibrahimov is literally a bone in the throat of official Baku. In his book “35 Letters to His Son,” he was not afraid to speak truthfully about Azerbaijan and its society, including the most “uncomfortable” topics, as a result of which he became a political emigrant. Ibrahimov also distanced himself from the Azerbaijani opposition and human rights defenders, who do not hesitate to throw mud at the journalist with no less enthusiasm than the pro-government media for his honest and balanced position on Artsakh.Read more “I know that I will be damned in Azerbaijan, for the dictator sits not on the throne, but in each other person”
The teacher advised the Armenian student of Vanier College in Montreal to change the Armenian surname ending in “yang”. This was revealed by Twitter user Dany Jabrayan by posting a video on his page.Read more “Anti-Armenian propaganda in Baku spreads outside Azerbaijan”
Since the fighting with Armenia began in late September, Azerbaijan’s government has severely restricted, when not completely blocked, Internet access. Pro-government media outlets have been spared from the restrictionsRead more “Azerbaijan, the Internet in times of war”
On September 22nd, I received several reports from sources inside the Syrian National Army (SNA), the umbrella organization of all Syrian opposition factions backed by Turkey, that the first deployment of SNA men to Azerbaijan had taken place. For months before this, rumors that Turkey would be sending militants to Azerbaijans had been swirling among the SNA. “The men were taken to Turkey, forced to shave their beards and wear civilian clothes, and then they began their journey,” a Hamza Division militant in Afrin said.Read more “Turkey’s Syrian Mercenaries in Azerbaijan “Feel Tricked” as Bodies Pile Up”
Facing growing public dissent over corruption, a mismanaged economy, his handling of the coronavirus pandemic, and no progress in the country’s long-running conflict with neighboring Armenia, Azerbaijan’s strong-arm ruler Ilham Aliyev decided to crack down on the opposition.Read more “Azerbaijan’s Despotic Ruler Throws ‘Tantrum’ In Unprecedented Crackdown On Pro-Democracy Rivals”
An Armenian school in California has been graffitied with racial slurs and flags of Azerbaijan over the weekend, as the Armenian-Azerbaijani conflict spills into regional and international countries.Read more “Armenian school in US vandalized by аzerbajanis”
Another try of the best “hackers” from oil rich Azerbaijan!
Timetv.live is the latest Azeri news site targeted by Denial of Service attacks. The 21st of March, the website received a Denial of Service attack after the publishing of an article about Mubariz Mansimov, a businessman who has been imprisoned and claims that the arrest was ordered by the head of SOCAR – State Oil Company of Azerbaijan Rovnag Abdullayev and his cousin Anar Alizade. This report focuses on the forensics of the attack in an attempt to attribute the attack.
During the past year Qurium has recorded an increase of targeted phishing attacks against against independent media and human rights activists in Azerbaijan. The attacks are launched from infrastructure in the country with total impunity.
The story of Fizza Eydarova, editor of Azadliq.info, is an example of how phishing attacks against regime critical journalists and human rights defenders in Azerbaijan are getting more targeted and sophisticated. Additionally, phishing attacks are being launched from IP space belonging to AzerTelecom, one of the country’s largest Internet provider, with total impunity.Read more “Targeted sophisticated phishing attacks against dissidents in Azerbaijan is trending”
Today’s European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) judgment in favour of an Azerbaijani journalist who faced a sex-tape smear campaign after investigating government corruption exposes the ongoing crackdown on freedom of expression in the country, Amnesty International said.
An Azerbaijani media-rights group has added its name to the list of organizations urging the government to release a hunger-striking blogger who was targeted with a new charge just weeks before his expected release from prison.
Members of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), Human Rights Watch (HRW), and other watchdog groups, and The Washington Post’s editorial board have also demanded that 26-year-old Mehman Huseynov be freed.