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Azerbaijan Authorities Raid, Close Radio Free Europe Bureau

Azerbaijan police raided the Baku bureau of U.S.-government-funded Radio Free Europe early Friday, shutting down the office and ordering its journalists to stop working. Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty said Friday at least 10 prosecutor's office officials, backed by armed police, entered its bureau in the capital, Baku. The outlet posted a picture showing some of the estimated 20 staff members being held in the office while authorities searched the premises. RFE chief editor...

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