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Azerbaijan - Independent journalist beaten unconscious by state oil company guards

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders roundly condemns the vicious beating that independent journalist Idrak Abbasov received today from security guards employed by the state oil company SOCAR when he filmed SOCAR's demolition of houses near his home on the outskirts of Baku. He was hospitalized in a serious condition after being beaten unconscious. “We are appalled by this brutal attack, which left Abbasov in an alarming condition,” Reporters Without Borders said. “It is all the most regrettable as it (...)

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