Human Rights in Azerbaijan Ahead of 2013 Presidential Elections

Sam Williams 08/06/2019

In 2013, major rallies rolled over Azerbaijan. The government reacted immediately by arresting youth activists, starting a smear campaign in local media against US funded organizations, and shutting down pro-democracy projects in the country. In this most recent interview Geysar talked about civil unrest in Ismayilli, protests against soldier deaths and hazing in the army, as well as the arrest of NIDA youth movement activist that followed March demonstrations.

Geysar Gurbanov also shared his opinion about upcoming 2013 Azerbaijani Presidential Elections and how it will influence the situation with human rights

Geysar Gurbanov is a human rights activist from Azerbaijan. He advocates for peace, democracy, and human rights in the South Caucasus.