A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited the village of Gum in the Gakh region and had a live chat with local residents. One of the issues that concern the residents of the Gum village is the fact that the village light poles are old and in poor condition, with the danger of falling off at any moment. According to the villagers, when strong winds begin to blow, light poles may fly over people that have been living with this danger for years.
Biography: Ahmad Shahidov was born in 1982 in the Gakh region. He graduated from Baku Slavic University with bachelor’s, master’s and post graduate degrees. He is PhD in Philology. He graduated from the State Law Faculty of the Russian Academy of Public Administration under the President of the Russian Federation in Moscow.
He is a director of the Azerbaijan Institute of Democracy and Human Rights, and also a Coordinator of the Information Center for Azerbaijani Captives and Hostages.
He is a human rights defender, socio-political activist, journalist, poet, writer, author of 7 books.
Besides that he has attended a series of international conferences, held various meetings with the top officials of the European institutions, human rights, watchdog organizations and signed mutual understanding agreements as a human rights defender. These very groundbreaking meetings and conferences played crucial role in his life in terms of being more and more active in sociopolitical life of his country – Azerbaijan. More about his activity, please visit www.shahidov.com/en