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We invite you to read a guest entry by our friend Anar Gasimli, who is an Azerbaijani lawyer, on the role and situation of advocates who defend human rights activists in Azerbaijan.
“Every time after the detention of activists, some free spirit youths, human rights defenders, or political party members call to invite me to become their advocate. This is the most, and may be the only, pleasurable time for me in my lovely profession. It is different to be with the person whose rights are violated, and it is totally different when people with free spirits want to see you next to the person whose rights are violated.
As a citizen, I feel obliged to defend the people who are detained for different false accusations because of their fight for democracy and freedom. But I also suffer when I start defending the interests of activists from the very beginning of their […]

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