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Azerbaijan detains youth activist in ongoing post-Eurovision crackdown

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan detains youth activist in ongoing post-Eurovision crackdown 01 October 2012 A young Azerbaijani opposition activist spent the weekend in incommunicado detention after a group of men in plainclothes seized him in the capital Baku on Saturday, the latest in a string of activist detentions documented by Amnesty International since the city hosted the Eurovision Song Contest earlier this year. Zaur Gurbanli, 25, was finally allowed to see his lawyer on Monday after being handed 15 days in prison for “resisting arrest”. The Anti-Organized Crimes Unit – which…

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