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Azerbaijan - Another journalist gets a long jail term

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the five-year jail sentence that a municipal court in the northern city of Sheki passed yesterday on the journalist Tofig Yagublu in connection with rioting in Ismaylli, another northern city, in January 2013. Along with 17 other people, including Ilgar Mammadov, the head of the opposition movement REAL, Yagublu was convicted of “organizing mass riots” and “use of violence against police officers” under articles 220.1 and 315.2 of the penal code. “Yagublu's (...)

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