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Azerbaijan - Newspaper hounded, editor jailed

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Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders calls for journalist Avaz Zeynalli's immediate release and condemns yesterday's decision by a Baku appeal court to hold him for at least three months pending trial. The editor of the daily Khural, he was arrested a week ago as a result of a complaint by a ruling party parliamentarian accusing him of attempted extortion. Separate libel suits have forced the newspaper to stop operating. “The authorities are using the most diverse pretexts to put halt Khural's (...)

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