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Azerbaijan - Azerbaijan's supreme court confirms ailing editor's five-year jail term

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders condemns yesterday's decision by Azerbaijan's supreme court to confirm well-known newspaper editor Hilal Mammadov's five-year jail sentence on trumped-up charges of drug trafficking, inciting hate, and high treason. Mammadov's lawyer had asked the supreme court to free him at once and quash his September 2013 conviction (upheld on 25 December) on the grounds that that he was the victim of many procedural violations and that the prosecution fabricated the evidence (...)

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