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Unjustly Jailed Blogger Faces New Charges in Azerbaijan

Expand Mehman Huseynov. © 2017 Aziz Karimov Azerbaijan authorities know no limits when it comes to silencing government critics. As everyone was celebrating the New Year, Azerbaijan authorities were busy pressing new charges against one of the country’s most popular anti-corruption bloggers, Mehman Huseynov. Huseynov has been serving a 2-year prison sentence after he was prosecuted for defaming an entire police station in Baku, because he publicized abuse he’d suffered there. On December 26, two months before his prison term was to end, the authorities brought new, spurious charges, claiming…

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