A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, made a video appeal to Gakh’s residents living outside of Gakh region. Ahmad Shahidov stressed the importance of Gakh’s residents, who live in other cities and regions of Azerbaijan, as well as abroad, to participate in the election process. He urged them to be active in the election campaign, to call everyone to vote for a worthy candidate, most importantly, a Gakh-born candidate, to call all relatives in Gakh to go to the polling stations on February 9.
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