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Azerbaijan - New legislative amendments further erode rights to freedom of expression and peaceful assembly

Reporters without borders
Download PDF The International Partnership Group for Azerbaijan (IPGA) strongly condemns a series of repressive legislative amendments that Azerbaijan's National Assembly (Milli Majlis) adopted on 14 May 2013. The amendments were submitted by the prosecutor-general's office to a parliamentary commission two weeks before and are being enacted in the run-up to October's Presidential election. The existing draconian penalties for criminal defamation and insult have been extended to online (...)

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