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Who Helped Abduct Azerbaijani Journalist?

Two years ago, prominent Azerbaijani journalist and IWPR contributor Afgan Mukhtarli vanished from the centre of Tbilisi.  That evening he had met a friend in a cafe, picked up some bread on the way back and called his wife Leyla Mustafayeva, also a journalist. His abductors seized him a few blocks from his family’s flat. He never made it home. Mukhtarli, who had been living in exile since 2015, resurfaced in Azerbaijani border police custody less than 24 hours later, facing fabricated charges of illegal border crossing, smuggling and violently resisting arrest. An Azerbaijani court promptly sent…

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