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Azerbaijan - Imprisoned journalist pays tribute to colleague held in same jail

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At a hearing today, a prosecutor requested a six-year jail term for Seymour Khazi, one of the opposition newspaper Azadlig's most famous reporters, who has been held since late August on a trumped-up charge of “aggravated hooliganism.” In the following letter, he pays tribute to Azerbaijan's leading independent journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, who is being held in a cell just a few metres from his in Khurdakhani prison on equally spurious charges. She was recently given 24 hours in solitary for (...)

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