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Azerbaijan Sentences Journalist to 5 Years in Jail

A journalist in Azerbaijan was sentenced on Thursday to five years in prison in a case critics say highlights a government-led crackdown on dissent in the oil-rich former Soviet republic. Seymur Hazi, a journalist with opposition newspaper Azadlig and a member of the Popular Front opposition party, was originally jailed last August after being convicted on charges of hooliganism. "This verdict is not fair and the whole case has been fabricated," Hazi's lawyer, Adyl...

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