President Ilham Aliyev Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan Profile

Location
Asia
Population
8,372,373 (July 2011 est.)
Ethnicity (%)Azeri (90.6), Dagestani (2.2), Russian (1.8), Armenian (1.5), other (3.9)
Leader
President Ilham Aliyev
Government typeRepublic
Legal systemBased on civil law system.
Statistics provided by CIA World Factbook and Operation World.

Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan has a long history of suppression at the hands of Arabs, Mongols, Persians, Turks and Russians. The country gained its independence when the Soviet empire fell in 1991. A difficult first decade was beset by internal coups and war with Armenia. Nearly 1 million Azerbaijanis were displaced by this conflict. The president, re-elected in a shady election, is the son of the previous president. They have overseen a political shift away from Russia toward Turkey and the West.
Official religious freedom is tempered by reactions against “foreign” religions and fears of Islamist extremism. Christian work is increasingly opposed, especially through obstruction and intimidation, if not outright persecution. Most Azerbaijani Muslims are Shi’a, a trait shared with neighbouring Iran.
Racial discrimination also affects religious freedom because the Christian population is almost entirely ethnic Armenian and Russian while the Muslim population is largely ethnic Azeri.  A 1992 religious law that initially granted more freedoms has been amended several times with restrictions.
The State Committee for Work with Religious Organizations was formed in 2001. It demands the registration of religious communities and censors religious literature. Christian groups that do not register are considered illegal and often face discrimination.
In December 2007, five church members and three visitors were imprisoned and fined for “meeting without state registration” following a police raid. Police officers also confiscated their books and other religious materials. In June 2008, police arrested Pastor Hamid Shabanov on allegations of possessing an illegal weapon, despite the insistence of his family and congregation that authorities planted the gun they claimed to find while searching his home in Aliabad. The arrest was viewed by local believers as a direct attack on the pastor's Baptist church and an attempt to halt Christian activity in the area.

Prayer Requests

  • As Azerbaijan remains a politically unstable nation, pray for stability and a genuine effort to make peace in and around Azerbaijan.
  • Pray for increased commitment to fundamental freedoms and for a proper perspective of the gospel message that Azerbaijanis have negatively associated with Russia and other foreign cultures.
  • Pray that Christian witness to the majority Muslim population may be with humility, wisdom and love.

  1. C'è Agdam nel Grande Gioco turco


    Altre Notizie - 5 lug 2012
    Infatti nei giorni scorsi i rapporti tra Armenia e Azerbaijan sono diventati nuovamente molto tesi e ci sono state alcune sparatorie tra militari.
    Nagorno-Karabakh, la prossima guerra in Europa?Meridiani Relazioni Internazionali
    Azerbaigian/ Presidente Ue invita a riforme democraticheTM News
    tutte le 4 notizie »

    TM News
  2. Oro ai tempi della crisi, piu' premi a nuovi ricchi


    ANSA.it - 14 ore fa
    ... a Berlino con un oro, l'Armenia rilancia e 'offre' 700mila dollari. ... Sul podio dei premi, infatti, sale l'Azerbaijan: 640mila euro per chi vincerà ...
  3. Elezioni in Nagorno-Karaback, si riaccendono i fuochi tra ...


    Atlas Quotidiano di Esteri - 6 giorni fa
    Urne aperte oggi nel Nagorno-Karaback, per una tornata elettorale considerata illegittima dall'Azerbaigian e dalla gran parte della comunità ...
  4. Azerbaijan-Armenia talks will be of no good as crisis persists in ...


    Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am - 19 ore fa
    Presidential elections in Nagorno-Karabakh seem to have no positive results...
    'Bahrain crisis should top the agenda of proposed Islamic summit in ...Tehran Times
    tutte le 25 notizie »

    Zee News
  5. Azerbaijan: Army Officer Shot Dead By Armenian Sniper


    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty - 4 giorni fa
    Azerbaijan's Defense Ministry said that an Armenian sniper shot dead an Azerbaijani army officer on the border between the two countries, ...
    Armenia-Azerbaijan time bomb ticks down in KarabakhPakistan Daily Times
    Azerbaijan upset over Liberal MP's trip to disputed territory's electionGlobe and Mail
    Azerbaijan's separatist Nagorno-Karabakh territory votes in ...Washington Post
    Montreal Gazette - Journal of Turkish Weekly
    tutte le 354 notizie »

    RadioFreeEurope/RadioLiberty
  6. Armenia's Economy in The Context Of Azerbaijan-Turkey's ...


    History of Truth - 1 giorno fa
    Azerbaijan, Turkey and Georgia are participating in its implementation. Armenia does not participate in this project as well as many other ...
    Leaders pan Nagorno-Karabakh electionsUPI.com
    Azerbaijani political analyst: Talks without mediators may play ...Trend.az
    19 Years Pass since Occupation of Azerbaijan's Agdam RegionJournal of Turkish Weekly
    Information-Analytic Agency NEWS.am - Victoria Times Colonist
    tutte le 45 notizie »

    Trend.az
  7. Armenian report to UN: Azerbaijan has significantly exceeded its ...


    Times.am - 15 ore fa
    Armenia has released a new report named Conventional arms control at the regional and subregional levels in the UN. The report is spread in ...
    Azerbaijani armaments increase threatens the peaceful settlement ...Armenpress.am
    tutte le 3 notizie »
  8. International community suddenly “discloses” Azerbaijan's true face


    PanARMENIAN.Net - 12 ore fa
    It's not the first time Azerbaijan has pursed policy of dynamic armament, purchasing the arms mainly from abroad.

    PanARMENIAN.Net
  9. Azerbaijan Has Right To Down Armenian Air Vessels Over ...


    History of Truth (blog) - 1 giorno fa
    Interview with Rovshan Ibrahimov, Azerbaijani political expert. Q: In their recent statement the OSCE Minsk Group co-chairs expressed their ...

    History of Truth (blog)
  10. Van Rompuy Urges Azerbaijan, Armenia to Respect 1994 Cease-Fire


    Bloomberg - 5 lug 2012
    European Council President Herman van Rompuy urged Azerbaijan and Armenia to respect the cease-fire they signed in 1994 to prevent a ...
    EU Warns Armenia, Azerbaijan against FightingJournal of Turkish Weekly
    'Azerbaijan And Armenia Do Not Need Mediators To Settle ...History of Truth (blog)
    Van Rompuy: Armenia must settle conflictUPI.com
    Armenpress.am - Panorama.am
    tutte le 143 notizie »

    History of Truth (blog)

L'Onu parla di un netto aumento dei rifugiati siriani


euronews - 17 lug 2012
mondo - Il numero delle persone in fuga dalla Siria è in continuo ... 20/07/2012 01:04 CET · Siria: Londra “più aiuti ai ribelli dopo veto… ... William Hague si è recato in un campo nella città di frontiera Ramtha, in Giordania, ... Azerbaijan: incendio mette a rischio famoso edificio progettato da Zaha Hadid ...

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    NoahTheNephilim ha pubblicato un commento
    25 secondi fa
    [terrorism of Al Quaeda: for Saudi imperialism] video: "Terrorists of the USA kill dozens of people in a great attack to destabilize the government of Syria"]], Two powerful explosions hit the region of Qazaz in Damascus on Thursday, killing around 55 people and leaving hundreds injured. "Two terrorist explosions hit Damascus near al-Qazaz intersection at the southern ring-road", state news agency, SANA, said, adding that the explosions "took place at a densely populated area as they coincided with the employees and the students are going to their jobs and schools". Television footage at the site of the blasts showed an apocalyptic scene with charred bodies and the carcasses of vehicles with smoke still rising from them. STOP BLOODSHED. The Head of the UN mission in Syria, Major General Robert Mood appealed for help to stop the bloodshed in the country, as he visited the site of the attacks.
  • NoahTheNephilim
    NoahTheNephilim ha pubblicato un commento
    29 secondi fa
    [terrorism of Al Quaeda: for Saudi imperialism] video: "Terrorists of the USA kill dozens of people in a great attack to destabilize the government of Syria"]],"This is yet another example of the suffering brought upon the people of Syria from acts of violence", the Norwegian general said as he visited the site of one of the blasts. "We, the world community, are here with the Syrian people and I call on everyone within and outside Syria to help stop this violence", he said, according to a statement. Mood surveyed the damage left by the explosions which came just a day after the Norwegian general escaped unharmed when a roadside bomb exploded as he led a team of UN observers into the southern flashpoint city of Daraa. Six Syrian soldiers escorting them were reportedly hurt in Wednesday's bombing.
  • NoahTheNephilim
    NoahTheNephilim ha pubblicato un commento
    39 secondi fa
    [terrorism of Al Quaeda: for Saudi imperialism] video: "Terrorists of the USA kill dozens of people in a great attack to destabilize the government of Syria"]], Some of the victims of this massacre: - MOHAMMAD ABDULLAH ABDUL-NABI, his wife and six children. - AL-Oulo Rateb, and a son. - AREF MOHAMMAD AL-Sayyid, his two brothers and IMAD OUQBA, his wife Izdihar ALI AL-Daher and three children. - The terrorists by the U.S. burned many houses - simulating a bombing in the Syrian Army Taldo. Even sabotaged the National Hospital in the area - and attacked a headquarters of the Police Forces. Recently, the Lebanese authorities have arrested a ship sponsored by the United States, he was doing the smuggling of weapons from Libya to Syria. Brasilia, May 27, 2012. Manufactured by Dialplus.
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    17 minuti fa
    [666 synnek1 you have the power to block: all other comments on this page only for today! thanks!] @ Saudi Arabia -> your minister, said to me: "how, jews have did: kill Jesus, by the Romans? Same way: the Jews are killing innocent Christian martyrs, by us!" another, your minister said: "it is useless: your work: about, the complaint of all our crimes!" But, God said to me: "No! he is mistaken." If you are: for God: YHWH my Allah, that is, if the value of your life has become for him (the Holy ONE) like a dog shit? the fault is yours alone!
  • dejimmeistahmon4742
    dejimmeistahmon4742 ha pubblicato un commento
    49 minuti fa
    I can't reply to any comments. Why?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    1 ora fa
    Syria: opposition: closes: "no to a transitional government, with the regime" AGI - Agenzia Journalistic Italy - ANSWER -> this: he said: the Democracy: lol. of the regime of Saudi Arabia! Siria: l'opposizione: chiude: "no a un governo di transizione, con il regime"‎ AGI - Agenzia Giornalistica Italia -- ANSWER--> questo: ha detto: la democrazia: lol. del regime dell'Arabia Saudita!
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    1 ora fa
    @ synnek1 IMF, 666 -> perhaps: I do not know all your crimes (aberrant cannibalism, etc. ..) that: institutional Satanists, have had to do to you, for to take control of your mind? perhaps: I want to hurt you: personally? no, I love you! perhaps: I not love you: even: as a person: personally? I do not fight, also, for you, too: for to see, also, the day of your liberation? and if I did not love you: how you could still be alive? @synnek1 @FMI, 666 -> forse che: io non conosco tutti i crimini(aberranti di cannibalismo, ecc..) che: i satanisti istituzionali ti hanno costretto a fare: per prendere il controllo della tua mente? forse che: io voglio fare del male a te: personalmente, per questo? forse che: io non amo te: anche: come persona? io non lotto anche per te: per vedere il giorno della tua liberazione? e se io non amavo te: come tu potresti essere ancora in vita?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    1 ora fa
    synnek1 @ 666 -> and: that Answers: I can get: from a slave like you that: he must be afraid: for his own life? e che: risposte: io posso ottenere: da uno schiavo: come te: che: lui deve temere: per la sua stessa vita?
  • UniusRei3
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    1 ora fa
    synnek1 @ 666 -> why a Satanist like you: must have control of the most important page(this) in the world: for all the intelligence service secret? synnek1 @ 666 -> perché un satanista come te: ha il controllo della pagina più importante del mondo: dal punto di vista dei servizi segreti?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    1 ora fa
    after the crime: abnormal: of the banking seigniorage? responses were given all! However, we all try to grow with the experience of others! dopo il crimine: abnorme: di signoraggio bancario ? le risposte sono state date tutte! tuttavia, tutti noi cerchiamo di crescere con l'esperienza altrui!
  • Synnek1
    Synnek1 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    searching for answers...
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    synnek1 @ 666 -> because the CIA and the IMF: have imposed: the control and management: of so many Satanists: in youtube and google? @synnek1 666 --> perché la CIA e il FMI: hanno imposto: il controllo e la gestione: di così tanti satanisti: dentro youtube e google? synnek1 @ 666 -> parce que la CIA et le FMI: ont imposé: le contrôle et la gestion: des satanistes tant: dans youtube et google? synnek1 @ 666 -> weil der CIA und dem IWF: auferlegt haben: die Kontrolle und Verwaltung: so vieler Satanisten: Youtube und Google? synnek1 @ 666 -> потому, что ЦРУ и МВФ: ввели: контроль и управление: столько сатанистов: в YouTube и Google? synnek1@666 - > CIAと国際通貨基金(IMF)ので:課せられています:コントロールと管理を:非常に多くの悪魔の:YouTubeやGoogleで?
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    [genocidio: para el imperialismo saudita] Siria: Tlass DIJO: "Los soldados, se negó crímenes!" ([pero la oposición: se puede hacer?]), el Alto funcionario: el ejército ha desertado ([TRAIDOR]), "el país se mantiene unido ([es decir, sin embargo, están obligados: que hacer en la guerra en contra: el régimen? él: como un traidor, que ha huido al extranjero])? "Debido a que: se niegan a realizar: que: que: que él llamó" los crímenes de guerra "([pero he visto en youtube: matar, por la oposición: los que: : que se niegan: luchar contra el régimen: y tirar: también: la gente de las ventanas de éstas, por supuesto: no son crímenes de guerra, es decir, impuesta desde el exterior: una guerra civil: en contra de una nación del Pacífico, como, Occidente tiene hecho esto lo que:. que el crimen es])? "Me dirijo a usted como un niño ... Ejército Árabe Siria: que: se negó a llevar a cabo la actividad delictiva de un régimen corrupto ([como la corrupción?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    [le génocide: l'impérialisme saoudien] Syrie: Tlass DIT: «Les soldats, a refusé crimes!" ([mais l'opposition: ils peuvent le faire?]), Alto agent: l'armée a fait défection ([TRAÎTRE]), «pays reste uni ([qui est, cependant, sont tous obligés: à faire dans la guerre contre: le régime? lui: comme un traître, qui, a fui à l'étranger])? "Parce que: refuser d'exécuter: que: ce qui suit: il a appelé" les crimes de guerre »([mais j'ai vu sur youtube: kill, par l'opposition: ceux qui: : avoir refuser: pour lutter contre le régime: et jeter: aussi:! les gens par les fenêtres il s'agit bien sûr: ils ne sont pas des crimes de guerre à savoir, imposée de l'extérieur: une guerre civile: contre une nation du Pacifique, comme, l'Occident a fait ce ce que:?. que le crime est])? "Je m'adresse à vous comme un enfant ... l'armée syrienne arabe: ce qui suit: il a refusé de procéder à des activités criminelles d'un régime corrompu ([que la corruption?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    [genocide: for saudi imperialism]Syria: Tlass SAID: "soldiers, refused crimes!" ([but the opposition: they can do?]), Alto officer: army has defected ([TRAITOR]), "country remains united ([that is, however, are all forced: to do into the war against: the regime? Him: as a traitor, that, has fled abroad?])" Because: refuse to perform : than: that: he called "war crimes" ([but I've seen in youtube: kill, by the opposition: those: who: have refuse: to fight against the regime: and throw: also: people from the windows! these of course: they are not war crimes! ie, imposed from without: a civil war: against a Pacific nation, as, the West has done? this what: that crime is?]). "I address you as a child ... Syrian Arab Army: that: he refused to carry out criminal activity of a corrupt regime ([as corruption?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    Siria: Tlass SAID: "soldati, rifiutate crimini!" ([ma l'opposizione li può fare?]) Alto ufficiale che: ha defezionato esercito([TRADITORE]), "Paese resti unito([cioè, sia costretto add entrare comunque nella guerra contro il regime? mentre lui come traditore è fuggito all'estero?])" perché: rifiutino di compiere: quelli: che: ha definito "crimini di guerra"([ma, io ho visto in youtube: l'opposizione uccidere quelli: che: si rifiutano: di combattere il regime: e di buttare: anche: la gente dalle finestre! Questi ovviamente: non sono crimini di guerra! cioè, imporre dall'esterno una guerra civile ad una Nazione Pacifica, come l'Occidente ha fatto? questo che crimine è?]). "Mi rivolgo a voi... come uno dei figli dell'Esercito arabo siriano: che: si è rifiutato di compiere atti criminali: di un regime corrotto([quale corruzione?])".
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    Syria , the CNS : Assad go away, then, after : we do: "transition " by halo (but They Do not know the rules of pluralism ) : for C: how is Been: Already done in Eritrea , where Christians, are Been imprisoned in containers: by salafis Islamist: for Sharia, for saudi imperialism ! The Revolt Against Assad is " closer to victory , more than ever." Convinced he is Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan turkish ( after HAVING Consulted His crystal ball ) which, he stressed That Ankara is ready to Respond firmly to any hostility ( Which he wants to invent : out of thin air ) from Damascus. Turkey has asked Assad to step down: after failing : because , HIS salafis terrorists of Al Qaeda have prevented HIM from Implementing the Reforms promised : that he wanted to do: so much so, That, Assad has changed, even the Constitution.
  • UniusRei3
    UniusRei3 ha pubblicato un commento
    2 ore fa
    La Syrie , le CNS: s'en aller Assad, puis, après: nous faisons : « transition» par lui seul ( mais ils ne connaissent pas les règles du pluralisme ): pour les faire : comment est-été: déjà fait en Erythrée: où les chrétiens, sont été emprisonné, dans le conteneur: par salafistes islamiste: pour faire: la charia, pour l'impérialisme Arabie! la révolte contre Assad est " plus proche de la victoire , plus que jamais." Il est convaincu le Premier ministre turc Recep Tayyip Erdogan ( après avoir consulté sa boule de cristal), qui, il a souligné que Ankara est prêt à répondre fermement à tout acte d'hostilité (dont il veut inventer: à partir de rien) de Damas . La Turquie a demandé Assad à démissionner: après avoir échoué: parce que, ses terroristes salafistes d'Al-Qaïda ont empêché de mettre en œuvre les réformes promises: qu'il voulait faire: tant et si bien, que, Assad a changé, même la Constitution.