Opinion: Oil rich but rights poor in Azerbaijan

BAKU, Azerbaijan – Baku is bustling. Every time I visit, I am amazed at the new office buildings, homes, highways, bridges, parks and enormous flags that dominate the city’s landscape. Thanks to its oil riches, this country in the South Caucasus has one of the fastest-growing economies in the world. But prosperity has not brought with it the pleasures of a free society.

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