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First European Games Generate Controversy

Athletes across Europe will gather next month in Baku for the inaugural European Games, a triumph for Azerbaijan’s ambitious government -- and an outrage for human rights and anti-corruption activists. Human Rights Watch (HRW) and the Committee to Protect Journalists (CPJ) called on the leadership of the European Olympic Committees (EOC) Thursday to insist that the government of Azerbaijan release “those imprisoned on politically motivated charges, including journalists and human rights...

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