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Azerbaijan crackdown on free speech continues amid activists’ release

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan crackdown on free speech continues amid activists’ release 26 June 2012 The release last Friday of nine activists in Azerbaijan jailed since last spring for organising peaceful protests against the government should not distract international attention from an ongoing crackdown on free expression in the country, Amnesty International has warned.“While we welcome the long overdue release of these nine protesters, they should never have been behind bars in the first place,” said John Dalhuisen, Europe and Central Asia Director at Amnesty International.The…

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