“You are our last chance, Ahmad, don’t leave us half way” – Elders of the Gipchak village

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited Gipchak village of Gakh region and met with village elders and youth. During the meeting at the village tea house, Ahmad Shahidov, who was interested about the residents’ concerns, was informed that the biggest problem in the Gipchak village is water. For years, Gipchak village has no water, the population needs drinking water, and the MP from the Gakh district has not been interested in the residents for 20 years, always gives a promise and goes out.

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

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