Wednesday, August 31

6 activists sentenced in Azerbaijan

According to this article published on August 25th, 6 Azerbaijani opposition activists were sentenced to various times with the highest jail term of three years for staging anti- government protests in the capital of Azerbaijan in April of this year. Among sentenced are Zulfugar Eyvazli (18 months), Babak Huseynov (18 months), Sahib Karimov (2 years), Elshan Hasanov (2 years), Elnur Israfilov (2.5 years), Arif Alishli (3 years). 

The protests organized by the Oppositional Public Chamber were dispersed and resulted in arrests of more than dozen activists. According to the article, 8 more activists are awaiting trial.

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