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Azerbaijan - IRFS correspondent convicted in Nakhchivan

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is outraged that Hakimeldostu Mehdiyev, the correspondent of the Institute for Reporter Freedom and Safety (IRFS) in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic, was fined 1,000 manats (930 euros) on 27 September for “illegal use of electricity.” His lawyer, Asabali Mustafayev, said Mehdiyev would appeal. “The reports of the investigation were doctored and the head of the municipality publicly recognized that Mehdiyev was being punished because of his activities in defence of (...)

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