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Azerbaijan: Opposition activists sentenced over peaceful protests

03 October 2011 Three leading Azerbaijani opposition activists have been sentenced to two and a half years in prison for organizing peaceful protests. The Azerbaijani authorities must immediately release three leading opposition activists imprisoned for organizing and taking part in peaceful protests, Amnesty International said today after a court in Baku sentenced them to two and a half years each in prison on Monday.Arif Hajili, Chairman of the Musavat Party, Tural Abbasli, head of Musavat’s Youth Organization and Mahammad Majidli, of the Popular Front Party (PFP) were convicted of…

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