On March 1, the Baku Court of Appeal considered the complaint of “Abzas Media” journalist Nargiz Absalamova against the extension of her arrest. During the trial, plainclothes officers began to interfere with Absalamova's communication with her lawyer Rovshana Rahimova.
The Foreign Ministers of Azerbaijan and the Russian Federation, Ceyhun Bayramov and Sergey Lavrov, met today within the framework of the Antalya Diplomatic forum. They discussed topical issues on the agenda of bilateral cooperation, as well as an exchange of views on the current situation in the region.
On March 1, at the Baku Serious Crimes Court, at the trial of public activist Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, he continued to testify. Hajiyev stated the political motives of his criminal prosecution, using his conflict with journalist Ulvia Alovlu. However, after some time, the case was closed and was resumed immediately after "on the basis of his appeals, the United States imposed sanctions for human rights violations against an Azerbaijani police officer" (meaning Kerim Alimardanov, an employee of the main directorate for combating Organized Crime of the Ministry of Internal Affairs).
On Friday, March 1, the Antalya Diplomatic Forum opened in Antalya, Turkiye. Deputy Speaker of the Armenian Parliament Ruben Rubinyan and Assistant to the President of Azerbaijan Hikmet Hajiyev spoke at the panel discussion on "Peace, Development and Connectivity in the South Caucasus". The moderator asked the speakers: at what stage are the peace negotiations on a peace agreement between Azerbaijan and Armenia after the recent meeting of the leaders of the two countries in Munich and the foreign ministers in Berlin?