Tuesday, October 26

'Azerbaijan: Journalists facing violence and prosecution'

Human Rights Watch
Human Rights Watch, released a new report on Azerbaijan today. The report, "Beaten, Blacklisted and Behind Bars: the Vanishing Space for Freedom of Expression in Azerbaijan" documents Azerbaijani authorities persisting efforts to limit freedom of expression in the country. 

The report calls on the Azerbaijani authorities to:
[...] free imprisoned journalists and repeal criminal libel laws that allow public officials and others to bring criminal charges against journalists and activists. It should also prosecute violence or threats against reporters, which now go unpunished.

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