A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited a family whose house was burnt in the village of Lalali in Gakh region. The house of Taleh Umid Khalilov, resident of the village, was burnt completely last week because of an electrical failure. According to the homeowner, family members were unable to evict anything, as the fire suddenly started. All the family documents, gold jewelry and other personal belongings burned.
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