A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, made a video address to international human rights organizations, election observation missions and human rights activists, and invited them to watch the elections closely. Focusing on the wave of reforms undertaken by President Ilham Aliyev in recent months, Ahmad Shahidov expressed his confidence that the early parliamentary elections will take place in a democratic and transparent manner, and called on all international observers to closely observe the upcoming elections in the 112th Gakh constituency and to see the democratic elections with their own eyes.
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