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OSCE Condemns Imprisonment of Human Rights Activist in Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan sentenced a human rights activist Thursday to six and a half years in a prison colony on business-related charges. A court in the capital Baku found Rasul Jafarov guilty on charges of embezzlement, illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion, abuse of power and forgery committed by a civil servant. Jafarov had denied all the allegations. His lawyer denounced the verdict as illegal and politically motivated, and said they will appeal it. Jafarov, 30, helped organize various rights...

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