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Azerbaijan - Nine-year jail term – warning to media ahead of election

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders firmly condemns the nine-year jail sentence that a serious crimes court in Baku passed yesterday on Avaz Zeynalli, the editor of the newspaper Khural, on a series of trumped-up charges. “Defence rights were flouted throughout the proceedings that ended with yesterday's conviction,” Reporters Without Borders said. “The ailing Zeynalli had to wait a year and a half in prison before being sentenced, the prosecution case was based on fabricated charges and the verdict (...)

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