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Azerbaijan: Journalists brutally attacked amid crackdown ahead of Eurovision

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan: Journalists brutally attacked ahead of Eurovision 18 April 2012 A violent assault on journalists who tried to film illegal house demolitions on the outskirts of Azerbaijan’s capital Baku on Wednesday must be thoroughly and impartially investigated by the authorities, Amnesty International said. Idrak Abbasov and his brother Adalet Abbasov have been hospitalized after they were attacked by around 25 state employees and police acting under the supervision of officials from Azerbaijan’s Ministry of Internal Affairs. Several other journalists fled the scene…

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