Residents of Chudullu village of Gakh: “Our MP comes once every 5 years, promises and goes – we are still helpless”

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited the village of Chudullu in Gakh region and met with local residents. Talking with locals in the center of the village, Ahmad Shahidov was interested in the concerns of the village of Chudullu and learned that today, there are issues such as gas, drinking water, uninterrupted electricity supply, repair of a secondary school, and other issues that need to be addressed as soon as possible. According to the villagers, the MP comes every 5 years, gives a false promises, goes and the local community is still helpless.

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

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