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Azerbaijan - Another journalist convicted, given eight years in prison

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns the eight-year jail sentence that the journalist and human rights activist Parviz Hashimli received from a Baku court yesterday on a trumped-up charge of organizing the sale of Iranian weapons. He was convicted of “receiving” under article 206.3.2 of the penal code and illegal sale of arms under article 228.2.1. “After eight months of pre-trial detention, Hashimli's conviction is a yet another example of how the authorities have fabricated charges in order to (...)

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