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Even More Journalists Arrested in Azerbaijan

By Human Rights Watch
Click to expand Image Ulvi Hasanli, director of "Abzas Media" online publication is seen during a rally of journalists against a new media bill, in front of the Parliament building in Baku, Azerbaijan, December 28, 2021.  © 2021 Aziz Karimov/Getty Images A new wave of repression in Azerbaijan is targeting foreign-funded independent media as well as journalists who criticize the government and expose high-level corruption. Authorities have arrested at least six journalists and placed them in pretrial custody on bogus charges since November 20. And the number is growing; as I write, police…

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