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Azerbaijan: Protest organizer goes missing as government crackdown on dissent intensifies

Headline Title:  Protest organizer goes missing in Azerbaijan 11 March 2013 The disappearance of one of the organizers of a peaceful protest against the deaths of several young conscripts allegedly as a result of hazing – a violent initiation ceremony - by the Azerbaijani military is the latest in a string of actions by the authorities to crackdown on dissent, Amnesty International said today.Ilkin Rustamzade was detained on 9 March and has not been seen since. Three of the other organizers were arrested before the demonstration in a sting operation on 8 March. Police claim to have…

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