“I get my power from your blessing” – Ahmad Shahidov’s dialogue with 85-year-old grandmother

A well-known human rights defender, Ahmad Shahidov, a candidate for deputy from the 112th Gakh constituency, visited the 85-year-old grandmother Sulbiyya in Gakh. Expressing her blessings during the meeting in a warm and emotional atmosphere, Sulbiyya grandmother said she wants to see Ahmad Shahidov as the next MP of Gakh region and she will pray for it. Ahmad Shahidov said that he has a great deal of love for the elderly and wise people in Gakh district and said that he gets his power from their prayers.

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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