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Transcaucasus: Azerbaijani Leadership Brooks No Opposition

Politically motivated trials, executions, and firings dominated a gear in which the ruling party of Heidar Afiev continued to render the opposition practically invisible, while the Karabakh conflict remained at an impasseby ELIZABETH FULLER PRESIDENT HEIDAR ALIEV’S AUTOCRATIC and authoritarian rule showed no signs of weakening in 1996. A former first secretary of the Communist […]