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Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of presidential elections

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan: Opposition candidate arrested ahead of presidential elections 06 February 2013 Azerbaijan authorities must release two opposition leaders facing what Amnesty International believes to be trumped up charges of organizing rioting in the northern town of Ismayili. The riots started a day before their arrival and carried on for two more days after they visited Ismayili to monitor the situation.Arrested on 4 February, Presidential candidate Ilgar Mammadov and activist Tofig Yagublu were remanded yesterday in custody for two months pending trial, during a closed…

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