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Azerbaijan's Minister of Youth and Sports, Azad Rahimov dies after ongoing cancer treatment in the US acc. to @AzadliqRadiosu

His career was marred with human rights violations and corruption.

Here is a thread on his so-called achievements and murky business deals.
In April 2020, @OCCRP published an investigation into a company named SerbAz. The company reportedly brought more than 700 workers from the Balkan region to Baku for construction and renovation work of some its most prominent buildings between 2006 and 2009.
The investigation revealed that SerbAz’s most powerful backer in the country was Minister of Youth and Sports Azad Rahimov. According to the OCCRP, there was strong evidence that the minister awarded contracts to his wife’s company, using public money to benefit his own family.
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Leaders of organized criminal groups, dictators who steal from their people, crooked officials, and other shady characters have become adept at hiding their millions in Western capitals.

occrp.org/en/what-is-une…
via @OCCRP
But there’s one sector where the corruption takes physical form, turning cities like London into virtual showcases of tainted foreign wealth: Real estate.
Sherlock's iconic address on Baker Street is owned by structures connected to the daughter of former Kazakhstani dictator
In stately and elegant Belgrave Square sits a ten-bedroom mansion belonging to a Ukrainian oligarch who is accused of stealing billions from a bank he owned.
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Vaccine Death Coincidence Thread
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#Mongolia 🇲🇳

How many of these do you need to see?

There are dozens of countries that show a huge spike in deaths just after the introduction of a #COVID19 vaccination program.

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Vaccine Death Coincidence Thread
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#India 🇮🇳

How many of these do you need to see?

There are dozens of countries that show a huge spike in deaths just after the introduction of a #COVID19 vaccination program.

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Vaccine Death Coincidence Thread
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#Hungary 🇭🇺

How many of these do you need to see?

There are dozens of countries that show a huge spike in deaths just after the introduction of a #COVID19 vaccination program.

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The same @Pontifex who condemned Azerbaijan’s military aggression against Armenia, the same Pope to recognize the #ArmenianGenocide you deny, and the same Pope that on Easter called on #Azerbaijan to #FreeArmenianPows

Oh and by the way, read this Nasimi
From talking about @Pontifex and #Easter to fake propaganda and #Armenophobia #DontBelieveAzerbaijan Image
1) King Urnayr of Caucasian Albania was baptized by Catholicos Saint Gregory the Illuminator in 314. Caucasian Albania along with Caucasian Iberia (326) were extremely intertwined with Armenia and among the first nations to convert to Christianity. Nothing to do with Azerbaijan.
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The numbers of #Zeynabiyoun brigade fighters in #Syria has substantially decreased after #Pakistan crackdown on covert #IRGC recruitment since 2016. Almost a cat & mouse game of busting recruitment cells, chasing new ones & methods of recruitment. /1

#Pakistan probably has been more effective in curbing #IRGC recruitment of fighters for #Syria than #Afghanistan, where officials and lawmakers were more vocal in criticizing #Iranian covert recruitment but not matched by a robust crackdown. /2

gandhara.rferl.org/a/afghanistan-…
#Israel+#Turkey indirectly helped #Pakistan's crackdown on #IRGC recruitment for #Syria through dozens (possibly hundreds) of strikes on #Zeynabiyoun positions. Pres #Erdogan reportedly informed Pak officials about targeting #Iran's Pak recruits. /3

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As #Pakistan Military expands its integration of drones, #Turkey's @Baykar_Savunma became an obvious point of interest, especially after the #NagornoKarabakh war.

There are considerations.
Here is an old graphic of #Turkey's Bayraktar TB2 whose stellar operational history includes participation in conflicts in #Kurdistan, #Libya, #Syria as well as famously by #Azerbaijan in the #NagornoKarabakh conflict with #Armenia. Notice many critical parts are not domestic.
In Oct 2020, #Canada suspended arms exports to #Turkey amid allegations Canadian technology was being used by Baku in #NagornoKarabakh. In Jan 2021, #UnitedKingdom aerospace company Andair Ltd said it will discontinue the supply parts to @Baykar_Savunma for the same reason.
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@SMQureshiPTI's meeting with @ashrafghani was at the 9th Heart of Asia-Istanbul Process Conference. #Pakistan's FM expressed confidence that the Dushanbe Declaration reflects common resolve to support the Afghan people during this critical period.
#Afghanistan #Tajikistan
@SMQureshiPTI also met #Iran FM @JZarif. They discussed bilateral relations & "interests & proximity". They agreed that the peace process was important for peace in #Afghanistan.
@SMQureshiPTI also met #Azerbaijan FM @bayramov_jeyhun expressing commitment to stronger economic ties & direct flights between the two countries.
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BAKU
AZERBAIJAN

A delegation from the #Pakistan Air Force, headed by Air Marshal Amir Masood, in on a working visit of #Azerbaijan and met with the Azerbaijani Deputy Defense Minister & Commander of the Azerbaijani Air Force.
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The two sides expressed satisfaction with growing level of #Azerbaijan-#Pakistan relations & the “strategic partnership”.
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The two sides discussed prospects for military cooperation between the Azerbaijani and Pakistani air forces, as well as other issues of mutual interest.
The Pakistani delegation congratulated the Azerbaijani people on their victory in the Great Patriotic War and wished Allah's mercy to the martyred servicemen and civilians.
#Pakistan #Azerbaijan
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Incredible work by @JonahFisherBBC here, who has documented the first complete destruction of a church in #Artsakh by #Azerbaijan following the war, despite minders and efforts to cover it up.

Shocking to see this - and yet completely unsurprising, sadly.
The interview with @HikmetHajiyev is just awful. It's clear to see that this church hasn't been destroyed by accident, but was completely razed with heavy machinery. Ethnic cleansing carried out as a state policy. Simply deeply disgusting.
Yet, I'm also not impressed by @Aivazian_Ara and his statements. Everyone who has been to #Agdam and other cities in the "buffer zone" has seen that they've been systematically destroyed, too, and it's time to admit it, imho.
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Some “responses” by #Armenia to #Azerbaijan’s goodwill gestures since Nov. 10, 2020:

✅ Deploying saboteurs to #Karabakh, who killed & wounded Azerbaijani civilians & soldiers

✅Secretly sending Armenian servicemen to Karabakh via “#Lachin Corridor” disguised as civilians... 1/
✅Refusal to share maps of 100s of thousands of #landmines planted in #Azerbaijan during nearly 30 years of occupation

✅Continuation of belligerent, revanchist rhetoric and introduction of anti-Azerbaijani resolutions in Western parliaments via Armenian lobby... 2/
✅Looting and burning #Azerbaijani villages & towns before the scheduled withdrawal

✅Stealing artifacts from churches, museums, etc., including, among others, the #Khudavang Monastery and #Shusha Carpet Museum... 3/
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Some of goodwill steps by #Azerbaijan since Nov. 10, 2020:

✅Return of all #Armenian POWs (up to 70), who were captured during the war

✅Return of bodies of up to 1300 Armenian mil. servicemen

✅Permission to search for missing Armenian servicemen in the liberated lands... 1/3
✅Humanitarian extension of #Armenia’s pullout deadline from #Kalbajar

✅Permission to Armenians to visit the #Khudavang Monastery in Kalbajar

✅Facilitating humanitarian aid to Armenian community of #Karabakh... 2/3
✅Permission to use 21 km of Goris-Kafan road passing via #Azerbaijan

✅Transportation of #Russian natural gas to #Armenia via Azerbaijan...3/3
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Jeder MdB, dem derzeit Korruption in Verbindung mit #Aserbaidschan vorgeworfen wird, stand in Kontakt mit dem "Alumniportal Aserbaidschan". Die Website der AZE Alumnis ist zufällig seit Kurzem nicht mehr erreichbar. Wir haben mehrfach in der Vergangenheit über sie berichtet.
Interviews des Alumniportals #Aserbaidschan sind nun teilweise über die Website von Asif Masimov abrufbar, Doktorand an der Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin – in selbiger Stiftungsprofessur, die von der Botschaft Aserbaidschans eingerichtet wurde. #AserbaidschanConnection
Masimov ist zudem Generalsekretär des „#Azerbaijan Student Network“, dass ihren Sitz in #Berlin hat. Selbige Adresse wurde zumindest bis Juni 2020 auch von der aserbaidschanischen Botschaft als Sitz des Deutsch-Aserbaidschanischen Forums e.V. angegeben. #CDUKorruption
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Long 🧵on Azerbaijan’s murky gold mining business explained as the news of AzerGold state company exploring partnership with Turkey’s Cengiz Holding for mining.

#Azerbaijan #corruption
In 2006 Pres. Aliyev awarded a  consortium of 6 goldfields worth billions of $ to one company in the UK & 3 in offshore jurisdictions: Globex International LLP, Londex Resources S.A., Willy & Meyris S.A. and Fargate Mining Corporation.

occrp.org/en/panamapaper…
A 2012 investigation by @RFERL & @OCCRP showed the president’s daughters, Leyla & Arzu Aliyeva were behind Globex International LLP which owned 11% of the consortium.
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🇹🇷The Soft Power of Turkish Intelligence.
——————————————The Turkish TV production hasn’t been affected much by the pandemic, as #Turkey still produces series, & it takes an additional step towards embodying reality through the series Tashkeelat, which began March 7th. 1/15
Turkish series enjoys widespread interest in #Turkey as well as in all of the countries of the Middle East, the Caucasus and the Balkans, where they enjoy high-quality accuracy and craftsmanship, as well as financial generosity for production and a high viewership. 2/15
What is new in the series #Tashkeelat is its touching on a very sensitive topic; the Turkish #intelligence activities, & its embodiment of real events that occurred, also broadcasting scenes that actually occurred during the security & military ops in Turkey & its vicinity. 3/15
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1) You claimed the “Karabakh issue” was solved.
2) Your political party is the only one performing (a circus)
3) Democracy... you rank “not free” according for @freedomhouse
4) Economic freedom? Your government owns SOCAR (81% of your economy is oil based).
5) Strengthen what?
“There can be no disagreement on national matters.”

That’s called a dictatorship @azpresident 🤡
He really said “performance of political parties” and “democratic development” 💀
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Operation Ring (April 30-May 15, 1991)

17,000 Armenians from 11 villages in Shahumyan (Goranboy Rayon) and 6 villages in Getashen (Göygöl Rayon) were forcibly expelled by Soviet troops of the 23rd Guards Motor Rifle Division and the soldiers of the Soviet Azerbaijani OMOM units. ImageImageImageImage
Some other pictures from the removal from Shahumyan and Getashen. I didn’t include ones that depict the violence due to their graphic nature. 50 Armenian civilians died during the operation. ImageImageImageImage
Two of the larger settlements depicted before and after the expulsion, and their subsequent abandonment.

1 & 2) Getashen (now Çaykənd, Göygöl)

3 & 4) Gyulistan (now Gülüstan, Goranboy) ImageImageImageImage
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Second 🧵👇on why 🇦🇿 #Azerbaijan is tохiс, dangerous, dеstrսсtivе, хепорновiк & why you should never set foot there, but should boycotted & condemn! 👇👇👇 #BoycottAzerbaijan
2/ In #Baku petty crime has given way to more violent attacks that also involve travelers. Attacks are more likely to happen at night in a "jumping" type of an approach involving a group of men... #BoycottAzerbaijan
3/ The bar scam: Men report being attacked at expat & tourist bars, where a woman approaches them & asks for a drink & leaves the man with a very high bar tab. If he doesn't pay, a group of men demand that he pays up by using the threat of physical force. #BoycottAzerbaijan
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🔴TODAY

The Human Rights Council opens its 46th regular session with:
🔹 statements from governments and inter-governmental organizations
🔹a discussion on racism and #COVID19

🕘09:00 CET

ℹ️#HRC46 INFO ow.ly/2YRz50DFRWf
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
President of the Human Rights Council Nazhat Shameem Khan opens the 46th regular session - the first to take place almost entirely virtually - running until 23 March.

ℹ️#HRC46 INFO ow.ly/2YRz50DFRWf
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
President of the United Nations General Assembly @volkan_bozkir addresses the Human Rights Council.

"Sustainable development and human rights are symbiotic," he says.

ℹ️#HRC46 INFO ow.ly/2YRz50DFRWf
📺#HRC46 WATCH webtv.un.org
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Here is why you should #BoycottAzerbaijan a гаdioaстivе хепоfовiк country run by a hereditary dictator where any act of dissent is crushed, reporters/activists jailed beaten or Кi11ed, intolerant for LGBTI, minorities & Armenians, a very dangerous place for travel or investment👇
2/ If you are among a very marginal/weird group that is planning travels to or investing in this extremely defective & risk-prone place, here is what US official sources say about it
-> #Azerbaijan - Level 3: Reconsider Travel --> Major Terrorism & COVID risks
3/ #Terrorism: “US Embassy in Baku has received credible reports of potential terrorist attacks & kidnappings against US citizens and foreign nationals in Baku” the diplomatic mission said on its website in a message shared by the State Department on Twitter - The Times of Israel
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The presence of the #terrorist & intelligence arm of #QudsForce on Turkish soil. How #Turkey enables Iranians to operate as a central base country, for the logistical & operational operation of QF & #Iranian intelligence vis-à-vis target countries in Europe & the Middle East.
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Iranian intelligence sees it as #Iran's "operational backyard" vis-à-vis the Middle East and Europe, as #Turkey has a number of clear advantages, including:
- proximity to Iran and relatively easy mobility of operatinal it and through it (air and land)
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- Iranian citizens do not need a visa to enter the country
- This geographical location central and attractive holding secret meetings with #terrorist organizations throughout the world (Middle East, Europe, South East Asia)
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The Lost Places of #Artsakh:

Map of the occupied #Armenia|n villages and towns that were ethnically cleansed by #Azerbaijan.

#Hadrut #Shushi
Design by me, text by @kooyrig and me.

Complementary to the lost villages, I want to add this map by @LCarabinier about the Armenian monasteries of the region. Monasteries in the occupied areas are in danger of demolition:
Additional info: Another village on the border of Armenia and Azerbaijan - off the limits of the map - partially affected by ethnical cleansing is Shurnukh (Location: google.com/maps/@39.38255…)
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31 Jan 2021: #Indian delegation in #Chabahar.

2 Feb: #Iran defense minister in #India.

3 Feb: #IRGC claims a cross-border strike.

Blackout on these stories in #Pakistan, part of the self-styled censorship on any news related to #Iran.

They laugh at us in #Iraq & #Azerbaijan. ImageImageImageImage
#Pakistan has a sister city agreement with #India's port in #Chabahar. Pak strategic experts (incl retd diplomats/officers/academics) routinely float theories on joining a anti-#US bloc based on #CPEC & #Iran. But total blackout in our media on this:
Self-imposed censorship in Pakistani think tanks & media on important #Iran-related stories that directly impact national security means such stories can be published in #Turkey #Afghanistan or #Iraq or #Azerbaijan, but not in #Pakistan.

Exhibit A:

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Just read the @sfchronicle article by @RepAdamSchiff & @RepSpeier. First, during decades in Congress, these esteemed politicians have never said a single word about illegal occupation of 20% of #Azerbaijan’s lands by #Armenia & 1 million forcibly displaced #Azerbaijanis. 1/13
Invasion, total ethnic cleansing & nearly 30-year-long occupation of #Azerbaijan’s sovereign territory by #Armenia was well-documented, incl. by @UN Security Council resolutions and successive US administrations, starting with #Clinton Administration. 2/13
Brutal massacres against #Azerbaijani civilian population by Armenian troops, incl. the #Khojaly Genocide of 1992, which @HRW called the #largest massacre in the conflict#, are also well documented. 3/13
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