Martyr’s mother lives in this house: “There is no chair to sit, we are lying on a cold floor, I have asthma”

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited the family of Martyr living in Lakit village of Gakh region. The Martyr’s mother says they live in a two-room cold house without any repairs and conditions, they have no chairs to sit in their house, and they sleep on a cold floor and she has asthma. Saying that the local authorities did not provide any help, Martyr’s mother could not keep her feelings: “I do not live as a woman, I do not live as a human, I do not live as a mother”.

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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