“Our MP has been elected for 20 years, but we have never seen him” – A meeting in the village of Gum of Gakh

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, talked to a group of villagers on the street while he was in Gum village of Gakh region. Candidate for deputy Ahmad Shahidov, who gave brief information about his pre-election platform, was interested in the concerns of the village of Gum and listened to the views of the villagers. Residents of the village, who have never seen a deputy of Gakh for the past 20 years, want to see a more active and educated MP, and most importantly, a Gakh-born MP.

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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