Territory in northwest Asia, ruled since 1991 by the Azarbaycan Respublikasi


Azerbaijan - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
"Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan), officially the Republic of Azerbaijan (Azerbaijani: Azərbaycan Respublikası) is the largest country in the Caucasus region of Eurasia. Located at the crossroads of Western Asia and Eastern Europe, it is bounded by the Caspian Sea to the east, Russia to the north, Georgia to the northwest, Armenia to the west, and Iran to the south. The exclave of Nakhchivan is bounded by Armenia to the north and east, Iran to the south and west, while having a short borderline with Turkey to the northwest. ..."

Measures of Freedom

Azerbaijan | Freedom House, Freedom in the World 2016
2016: Status: Not Free, Aggregate Score: 16, Political Rights: 7, Civil Liberties: 6
"President Ilham Aliyev and his Yeni Azerbaijan Party (YAP) escalated an aggressive campaign against criticism and opposition in 2015. Parliamentary elections in November took place amid unabated repression and with limited monitoring, as most international observer groups declined to cover the vote. International rights groups used the elections and the inaugural European Games, which Azerbaijan hosted in June, to draw global attention to the country's dismal human rights record."
Human Freedom Index [PDF], The Human Freedom Index 2016
2014: 6.12, Rank: 128, Personal Freedom: 5.69, Economic Freedom: 6.55, Democracy Index: 2.43
Level of Economic Freedom, Economic Freedom of the World
2014: 6.55, Rank: 107