“I still want to live 100 years during our President’s power” – A warm meeting with the 85-year-old resident of Gakh

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited the 85-year-old Gantim grandmother, who lives in Gakhbash village of Gakh region. Expressing her blessings during a warm and emotional meeting, grandmother Gantim said she supports the latest reforms of President Ilham Aliyev, despite the fact that she is 85 years old, but she still watches television programs, especially news releases, and follows all of the President’s speeches. Stressing that after the recent reforms in Azerbaijan, her love for life has grown a bit, grandmother Gantim told that she wants to live until the age of 100 when Ilham Aliyev is president, and expressed her approval for the policy of the head of state.

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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