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Azerbaijan in downward spiral of oppression ahead of presidential elections

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan in downward spiral of oppression ahead of presidential elections 08 October 2013 Harassment, intimidation, ill-treatment, arbitrary arrests, fabricated charges and unfair trials are all part of the arsenal the Azerbaijani authorities are employing in a downward spiral of oppression in the run up to the 9 October 2013 presidential elections, said Amnesty International.“With new arrests of civil society activists reported almost daily, it’s hard to keep up with the sheer number and the speed at which dissenters are being persecuted at the moment,” said John…

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