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US Calls on Azerbaijan to 'Uphold Human Rights and Basic Freedoms'

The U.S. State Department is calling on Azerbaijan to "uphold human rights and basic freedoms, including freedom of the press" after police raided Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty's Baku offices on Friday and detained and interrogated dozens of journalists from the U.S.-funded news organization in recent days. State Department spokesman Jeff Rathke said Monday that Secretary of State John Kerry spoke to Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev on December 21, raising concerns about...

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