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Azerbaijan - Well-known journalist arrested on spying charge after deportation

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for the immediate and unconditional release of Rauf Mirkadyrov, a well-known columnist with the independent Russian-language newspaper Zerkalo, who was arrested on a charge of spying for Armenia on being deported back to Azerbaijan from Turkey, where he was based for three years. “By illegally expelling Mirkadyrov, the Turkish authorities have rendered themselves complicit in Azerbaijan's persecution of this journalist,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the (...)

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