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In the lead-up to the presidential elections in Azerbaijan, there has been a surge in repression, silencing any opposition to President Ilham Aliyev.
Our reporters met victims of torture who are denouncing a violent system of repression.
Several journalists and a member of the administrative team from an online investigative media focused on human rights in Azerbaijan were arrested by the authorities, leading Forbidden Stories to continue their work.
Forbidden Stories is an international network of journalists continuing the investigations of murdered, threatened or imprisoned journalists.