“Samir Sharifov – who is provocative, illiterate, or both?” – Interview

Recently, articles on the “actions” of Jahangir Hajiyev, the former chairman of the IBA, are published in large-scale articles. It is emphasized that the former banker has embezzled billions of dollars, damaging Azerbaijan to at least the First Garabagh war.

So what does Jahangir Hajiyev think about it?

The written answers I received to the former banker while still on trial were also clarified. For a discussion of the readers of Ovqat.com, I write a written interview that I have not published so far since my time is short of selling:

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Aliyev Lies Before the Whole World at UN General Assembly

There were plenty of Azeri commentators and officials who criticized Armenian President Serge Sarkisian’s speech at the United Nations (UN) General Assembly last week, but I did not come across any Armenian commentators or government leaders who attacked Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s ugly speech on Sept. 20.

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Azerbaijan Laundromat: Merkel ally ‘received cash from regime’

Merkel ally ‘received cash from regime’

This article was published by the Guardian

Revelations over payments by Azerbaijan to European politicians have seeped into the German election as it emerged that a close ally of Angela Merkel allegedly received money from the authoritarian regime.

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Afgan Mukhtarli makes appeal to international organizations

Imprisoned investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli has been questioned with respect to criminal proceedings launched against Gozal Bayramli, deputy chair of the Popular Front of Azerbaijan Party (PFAP).

Mukhtarli wrote about this in a letter he sent to Bastainfo. He said that during the questioning he was asked about Dashgin Aghalarli, who currently resides in Georgia, and Farman Jeyranli, the founder of the clinic Lancet, who is in jail in Georgia.

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RFE/RL takes Azerbaijani case to European Court

Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) is appealing to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR) to resolve claims brought by the Azerbaijani government that have hampered its news reporting inside the country for almost three years, the RFE/RL reports.

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EU Parliament to vote today on proposed investigation into Azerbaijani Laundromat revelations

A group of EU parliamentarians is calling for an investigation into reports that Azerbaijan bribed EU officials in return for nice reports about the country’s elections and human rights record.

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Senate Panel Adopts Measures Supporting Artsakh and Armenia, Sanctioning Ankara and Baku

ANCA: ‘Congress Is Clearly Turning the Corner on Both Turkey and Azerbaijan’

WASHINGTON—The full U.S. Senate Appropriations Committee adopted a series of provisions as part of its Fiscal Year 2018 (FY18) foreign aid bill on Sept. 7, specifically calling for continued aid to Artsakh and increased assistance to Armenia ($20.7 million), and also imposing weapon and travel sanctions on Turkey and Azerbaijan. Those provisions were supported by the Armenian National Committee of America (ANCA).

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OCCRP blocked in Azerbaijan

On 5 September, the website of the Organized Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) was blocked in Azerbaijan.

The block occurred hours after OCCRP published a major investigation into corruption, bribery, and money-laundering, in which President Aliyev, his family, and other powerful figures are alleged to have been involved. The investigation, known as the Azerbaijani Laundromat, is based on leaked banking records, and details the way in which $2.9 billion was laundered through a series of shell companies and then used to bribe European politicians, buy luxury goods, or move money abroad for other purposes.

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