On 29 "February Freedom House" published a report titled: "World Freedom: Growing Damage from Illegal Elections and Armed Conflicts".
The report lists Azerbaijan among unfree countries, scoring only 7 points out of 100 possible in the Global Freedom Index. The report assesses access to political rights and civil liberties in 210 countries and territories.
The United States said on Wednesday that it added Canadian network intelligence firm Sandvine to its Entity List, effectively banning organizations from doing business with American firms.
The Ontario-based company has long been accused of selling its web-monitoring tech to authoritarian regimes, including Azerbaijan, TURAN's Washington correspondent reports.
The United States said on Wednesday that it was "closely watching" the recent developments in Moldova and that it stood by the country's sovereignty after the self-proclaimed "parliament" in the Russian-controlled Transnistria region appealed to Moscow for protection, TURAN's Washington correspondent reports.