Nurida had tried to get a divorce, but was under constant pressure from her husband and his family.
“When families cannot get along, their divorce is not accepted as a natural way out. If they had divorced in time, the girl would not have faced this fate. They said so many bad things to Nurida because she filed for divorce. In the end, they [in-laws] spread rumours about her. They said that a woman appealing to the court cannot be normal. A good bride does not sue her husband,” Huseynova says.
At one point, Nurida couldn't stand the pressure anymore and lit herself on fire.
Political scientist Zardusht Alizade believes people like Nurida are being driven to suicide because there is no one left in the country to defend their rights.
“Another face of suicide is terror. In fact, suicide is a terror used by a helpless individual against his own self and part of society,” he says.
“As a result of government pressure, there are few civil society defenders left; also public ignorance is so widespread that many people do not think of struggling for their rights. The regime has closed the peaceful and legitimate way for people to fight for their rights.”