Mridvika Sahajpal

About Mridvika Sahajpal

Mridvika is currently pursuing a Masters Degree with a Fellowship at the Munk School of Global Affairs & Public Policy at the Centre for European, Russian, and Eurasian Studies. Her interest revolves around human/minority rights, integration policies, and security studies, particularly in the CEEC region, the Caucasus, Russia, and Turkey.

Continuous Violation Of 1994 Ceasefire In Nagorno-Karabakh Conflict

Several Azeri news outlets in the days leading up to February 10 reported that military units of the armed forces of Armenia violated its ceasefire with Azerbaijan several times. On February 10 itself Azerbaijan’s Defence Ministry reported Armenian armed forces fired 30 times throughout the day, with the number reaching […]

Free Azerbaijan’s Activist And Blogger Mehman Huseynov

Mehman Huseynov is a popular human rights journalist and blogger in Azerbaijan, who became known for his exposés of alleged corruption by senior Azerbaijani officials. The global community has long been awaiting his release from an Azerbaijani prison this March, but authorities have now filed new charges that could potentially […]

Fashion Show In Bishkek Reveals The Horrors Of Bride Kidnapping

A fashion show in the Kyrgyz capital Bishkek on January 10, 2019 exclusively featured women who had been abused or kidnapped in order to raise awareness on the sustained practice of bride kidnapping in the country. Fashion designer Zamira Moldosheva organized the event wanting to be part of the intensifying […]

Character Profile: Free Turkey’s Civil Society Philanthropist Osman Kavala

October 18th, 2018 marked one full year since civil society leader Osman Kavala’s unlawful imprisonment in Turkey’s highest security prison. Last Wednesday his lawyers organized a press conference to mark the anniversary, stating their only demand was “justice.” Amnesty International, Human Rights Watch and a number of global journalists and […]

Romania’s Failed Homophobic Referendum On Same-Sex Marriage

A mere 20.41 percent of eligible voters cast ballots in Romania’s internationally-watched referendum, falling short of the 30 percent needed to legally change the constitution. Mihai Gheorghiu, president of the pro-referendum, N.G.O. Coalition for Family, declared prior to the vote that they were trying “… to protect, at a constitutional […]

Far-Right Terrorist Arrests In German City Of Chemnitz

Six men, aged between 20 to 31, have been arrested on suspicion of belonging to a far-right militant group called “Revolution Chemnitz” – formed to “subvert (German) democracy” – in the eastern German city of Chemnitz. Some 100 police officers backed by special commando units arrested the suspects in Saxony […]

Russian Disinformation Threatens Consensus In Macedonia

U.S. Secretary of Defense James Mattis attended a welcoming ceremony in Skopje last Monday, where he warned that Russia is attempting to meddle in the September 30th referendum, in order to change the Balkan country’s name from the Former Yugoslav Republic of Macedonia (FYROM) to the Republic of North Macedonia. […]

War-Weary Ghazni Desperate For Another Ceasefire

The first humanitarian convoy finally arrived in Ghazni on August 18, 2018, following nearly a week of heavy fighting between Taliban militants and allied armed forces. This is after UN Office for the Coordination of Humanitarian Affairs spokesperson Jens Laerke noted that several roads leading into Ghazni were found littered […]

Anti-Macedonia Deal Protestors Tear-Gassed In Thessaloniki 1

Up to 6000 demonstrators waving Greek flags shouted “Greece, Greece, Macedonia” and “traitors” just ahead of Greek Prime Minister Alexis Tsipras’s opening speech at the 83rd Thessaloniki International Fair. The protests turned violent when some 100 people detached from the main crowd and tried to attack City Hall and throw […]