Elmar Huseynov

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Europe and Central Asia Analysis

February 5, 2007 11:54 AM ET

Getting away with murder in the former Soviet states By Nina Ognianova The assassin in a baseball cap who gunned down Anna Politkovskaya outside her Moscow apartment used a silencer. But reverberations from the contract-style slaying of Russia's icon of...

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Attacks on the Press 2006: Azerbaijan

February 5, 2007 11:45 AM ET

AZERBAIJAN Two prominent journalists were viciously assaulted in unsolved attacks, and the 2005 murder of another top reporter was wrapped in questions. President Ilham Aliyev and his allies used the courts as a hammer against the independent media, filing criminal...

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Ex-officer says he plotted editor’s murder; some are skeptical

July 27, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 27, 2006—A former Interior Ministry officer facing trial on a series of charges including murder and kidnapping said in court on Tuesday that he took part in another, unrelated killing—the March 2005 murder of Elmar Huseynov, founder...

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A year after editor's murder in Baku, case appears to grow cold

March 1, 2006 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 1, 2006—One year after the founder and editor of the opposition weekly Monitor was slain in the entrance of his apartment building in Baku, Azerbaijan, no suspects are in custody and many colleagues and relatives believe the...

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Attacks on the Press 2005: Azerbaijan

February 16, 2006 11:45 AM ET

AZERBAIJAN The murder of a prominent editor, detentions of other journalists, police abuses, and bureaucratic obstruction curtailed independent reporting in the run-up to a November 6 parliamentary election that saw President Ilham Aliyev's ruling Yeni Azerbaijan Party and its allies...

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Investigators name chief suspect in murder of opposition editor

May 4, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 4, 2005—Investigators in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, said late yesterday that a 46-year-old Georgian citizen is the chief suspect in the March 2 murder of Elmar Huseynov, founder and editor of the opposition news magazine Monitor. The National...

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Arrests in the murder of opposition editor met with suspicion

April 8, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 8, 2005—Investigators in the capital, Baku, announced late yesterday that they had detained six suspects in the March 2 murder of Elmar Huseynov, founder and editor of the opposition weekly news magazine Monitor, according to local and...

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After outcry, president pardons imprisoned opposition editor

March 21, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 21, 2005—Facing international pressure, President Ilham Aliyev pardoned the imprisoned editor of an opposition newspaper yesterday as part of a decree ordering the release of dozens of political prisoners, according to local and international press reports. Rauf...

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AZERBAIJAN

March 2, 2005 12:00 PM ET

MARCH 2, 2005 Posted: March 7, 2005 Elmar Huseynov, Monitor, KILLED—CONFIRMED Huseynov, the founder and editor of the opposition weekly news magazine Monitor, was gunned down in his apartment building in the capital, Baku....

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Editor of opposition weekly gunned down

March 2, 2005 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 2, 2005—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the murder of Elmar Huseynov, the founder and editor of the opposition weekly news magazine Monitor, who was gunned down this evening in his apartment building in the capital, Baku....

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