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Azerbaijan: Political activists held on fabricated charges must be released

Headline Title:  Azerbaijan: Political activists held on fabricated charges must be released 14 March 2014 Azerbaijan should immediately and unconditionally release two political leaders who have been behind bars for more than a year on fabricated charges, Amnesty International said.On 17 March, the Shaki District Court is expected to announce the verdict against Tofig Yagublu and Ilgar Mammadov – two prisoners of conscience who were arrested more than a year ago after they observed riots in the northern city of Ismayili.“The authorities in Azerbaijan seem to stop at nothing to crush…

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