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Azerbaijan - Another journalist falls victim to persecution of independent media

Reporters without borders
On 30 October a Baku court sentenced opposition journalist Khalid Garayev to 25 days in detention on trumped-up charges of hooliganism and disobeying the police, dealing a new blow to Azerbaijan's independent media at a time when its civil society is being subjected to an unprecedented crackdown. A reporter for the leading opposition daily Azadlig and producer of “Azerbaycan Saati,” a TV programme linked to the newspaper that is broadcast by satellite from abroad, Garayev was sentenced just a (...)

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