YEREVAN, September 26. /ARKA/. Addressing the P the 73rd session of UN General Assembly in New York Armenian Prime Minister Nikol Pashinyan said the peaceful resolution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict continues to prevail on Armenia’s foreign policy agenda. In his words, the status and security of the Republic of Artsakh (Nagorno-Karabakh) is an absolute priority of the Republic of Armenia in the negotiation process.
He said any attempt to resolve the conflict through military means represents a direct threat to the regional security, democracy and human rights.
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Azerbaijani society has never been tolerant toward sexual minorities, but no one expected the cruel and large-scale violence that occurred last year. At least a hundred people were humiliated, beaten and raped. People who were suspected of being gay were blackmailed and warned not to walk in the central streets of Baku. Meydan TV investigated the possible reasons for the police violence immediately after it happened last year and we now return to this topic to find out what has changed in Azerbaijan over the past year.
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Article by Leyla and Arif Yunus.
June 28, 2018 was exactly 40 years from the date of our marriage. But we did not celebrate this date. We now live not in our native Baku, where we regularly arranged happy family holidays, celebrated anniversaries in the circle of loved ones where we could visit the graves of our parents … In April 2016 we were forced to leave our homeland to save our life and health so as not to leave our daughter Dinara orphaned.
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It has been a busy month for the Cyber Security Service at Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Transport, Communication and High Technologies.
Since early August, the service has targeted a number of independent news websites – first requesting them to remove specific content, and later blocking access to these websites altogether. The blocking came after the websites featured articles on the corrupt practices of certain government officials, other stories merely reported on local grievances. Editors and journalists have been summoned to the prosecutor office for questioning over the published articles, though the editors are reluctant to comply. In their public statements, editors say there was no slander nor misinformation in any of the articles published.
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