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Azerbaijan - Well-known journalist gets five years on absurd charge

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The latest victim of the crackdown that the authorities began last summer is the well-known journalist Seymour Khazi, who was sentenced to five years in prison on a trumped-up charge of aggravated hooliganism at the end of a sham trial yesterday. A reporter for the opposition daily Azadlig and one of the presenters of “Azerbaycan Saati,” a TV programme critical of the government that is broadcast from abroad, he had been in pre-trial detention for the past five months. Reporters Without (...)

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