Young teacher from Gakh: “For 20 years, our MP promises to repair our school in the village”

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, held a meeting with voters in the Gakh region Cultural Center named after Samad Vurgun. Speaking to a group of Gakh residents, Ahmad Shahidov shared his platform and views on issues that concern the Gakh region.

During a meeting in the atmosphere of mutual discussion, the resident of Gakh, the teacher of Azerbaijani language and literature Mr. Latif Nurmammadov spoke about the inactivity of Azer Karimli, a MP from Gakh for recent 20 years. According to the young teacher, 20 years ago, speaking to voters, Azer Karimli promised to repair the school in the village of Gum, and after 20 years the village school is still in the same condition, and the deputy wants to represent the Gakh in Parliament again for the next 5 years. Latif Nurmammadov’s speech was accompanied by applause of the audience.

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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