A 20-year-old gay man killed himself in Azerbaijan yesterday (22 January).
Isa Shakhmarli was the chairman of Azerbaijan’s Free LGBT group, a Baku-based campaigning charity aiming to improve the lives of the community in the capital.
He was discovered dead after reportedly hanging himself using the rainbow-colored flag.
On his Facebook page, Shakhmarli wrote: ‘I am leaving you. God bless you. This country and this world are not for me.
‘I am going to be happy now. Tell my mother I loved her very much. I blame you all for my death.