A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, met with local residents in Gum village of Gakh region. Speaking about the concerns of the village of Gum during a private conversation with the village elder, Ahmad Shahidov announced his intention to gain the confidence of Gakh residents in the February 9 elections and to represent Gakh in Parliament in the next five years. Ahmad Shahidov said that the MP is a bridge of trust between ordinary citizens and the state, but that confidence is damaged as a result of the inaction of some MPs.
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