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Azerbaijan - Courts use heavy damages awards to stifle opposition newspaper

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the Azerbaijani judicial system's determination to bankrupt the country's main opposition daily, Azadlig, by ordering it to pay exorbitant damages in libel cases (see the previous release). “These disproportionate damages awards against Azadlig are clearly politically motivated and have put its survival in greater danger than ever before,” Reporters Without Borders said. “They directly contravene the international treaties ratified by Azerbaijan and the (...)

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