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Azerbaijan - Islamist website editor sentenced to eight years in prison

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the eight-year jail sentence that a serious crimes court in the southern city of Lankaran passed on Araz Guliyev (Араз Гулиев), the editor of the Islamist news website Xeber44, on 5 April. “Regardless of the views expressed by Xeber44, it is clear that Guliyev's defence rights were violated during these proceedings and the sentence has all the hallmarks of an act or revenge for his reporting and political opinions,” Reporters Without Borders said. “We urge the courts (...)

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