"I am trying give some social messages through illustrations. Generally, my illustrations call for peace, tolerance, and secularism."
According to Russian press accounts, the CNN host and famed chef is blacklisted from the country for visiting a disputed territory.
More than 60 people have been arrested this month in Azerbaijan in an unprecedented crackdown on LGBT rights in the country.
When Italy's lyrics included the line: "I love parking inattentively."
Azeri activists Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov were arrested on what Amnesty International calls trumped up drug charges after tagging a statue of Azerbaijan's former president with graffiti.
The event's brochure thanked Bahrain, Azerbaijan, and Oman for their "support".
Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced to seven years, six months in prison by a court in Baku Tuesday.
The couple have been handed lengthy prison sentences, as the crackdown on civil society in the oil-rich country grows.
Rasim Aliyev's death after criticizing a prominent local soccer player comes in the worst atmosphere for press freedom in Azerbaijan since its independence.
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The tiny country has built an image as a modern state on revenues from the world’s third-largest oil field in the Caspian. But how long can it last?
Even a performance from Lady Gaga couldn’t dispel concerns over the inaugural European Games, where concerns over Azerbaijan’s dismal human rights record are overshadowing its attempts to integrate into the world.
The sentence comes amid a major crackdown on critics in the ex-Soviet country.
Khadija Ismayilova worked tirelessly to expose corruption in Azerbaijan's president's family and assist activists who came under fire. Now she's in jail with them.
"This happy event turned into a nightmare."
The cold conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia over the disputed territory of Nagorno-Karabakh has the potential to explode.
"They [the government] are trying to push international limits," said one human rights researcher.
The country's government wants influence in Britain.
Why has Baku teamed up with the Gulenist movement to win the hearts and minds of small-time US lawmakers?
“I had to check the calendar to make sure that it was not April Fool’s day,” one human rights activist said.
Whichever State Department employee was assigned to report on Kamaladdin Heydarov — the Azerbaijani bigwig in the middle of a boxing bribery scandal — has a nice, dry sense of humor.
Azerbaijan was accused last year of bribing boxing's ruling amateur organization. And then this happened to Japanese boxer Satoshi Shimizu in his match against Azerbaijan's Magomed Abdulhamidov.