“The President’s concern for the families of Martyrs is a message for us” – Ahmad Shahidov visits the family of Martyr Islam Yusifov

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited the family of Martyr Islam Yusifov in Gum village of Gakh region. At the meeting with the Martyr’s parents, the candidate for deputy Ahmad Shahidov was closely interested in the family’s concerns. Speaking about the state’s care and attention to the Martyrs and veterans, Ahmad Shahidov said that President Ilham Aliyev has always been very sensitive to the families of Martyrs and this is a clear message to all of us.

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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