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Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hazi detained in run-up to protests

October 21, 2019 3:54 PM ET

New York, October 21, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release journalist Seymur Hazi, drop any charges against him, and allow him to report freely and safely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Jailed Azerbaijani journalist Ikram Rahimov to appeal sentence

August 27, 2019 1:20 PM ET

Washington, D.C., August 27, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release journalist Ikram Rahimov and stop retaliating against reporters for their work, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Two journalists jailed in separate cases in Azerbaijan

June 18, 2019 3:03 PM ET

Washington, D.C., June 18, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release journalists Ikram Rahimov and Polad Aslanov and drop the charges against them, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Azerbaijani journalist to appeal 5.5 year suspended prison sentence

May 29, 2019 4:05 PM ET

Washington, D.C., May 29, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should drop the charges against journalist Anar Mammadov and allow him to work freely, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Azerbaijani journalist Sevinc Osmanqizi faces harassment, threats to leak intimate photos

May 7, 2019 8:47 AM ET

Washington, D.C., May 7, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should swiftly investigate the harassment and attempted extortion of exiled journalist Sevinc Osmanqizi by pro-government broadcaster Real TV, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Azerbaijani blogger Mehman Huseynov blocked from leaving the country

April 11, 2019 3:00 PM ET

New York, April 11, 2019 -- Azerbaijani authorities should immediately lift travel restrictions on blogger Mehman Huseynov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today....

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Hundreds of journalists jailed globally becomes the new normal

December 13, 2018 12:00 AM ET

For the third year in a row, 251 or more journalists are jailed around the world, suggesting the authoritarian approach to critical news coverage is more than a temporary spike. China, Egypt, and Saudi Arabia imprisoned more journalists than last year, and Turkey remained the world’s worst jailer. A...

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CPJ submits amicus brief to European Court on Azerbaijani journalist Emin Huseynov

September 24, 2018 4:01 PM ET

The Committee to Protect Journalists, along with the organizations International Media Support, IFEX, and the International Senior Lawyers Project submitted an amicus curiae brief to the European Court of Human Rights in support of a legal complaint by Azerbaijani journalist and human rights advocate Emin Huseynov....

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Azerbaijani journalist detained, whereabouts unknown

July 10, 2018 5:11 PM ET

New York, July 10, 2018--Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release independent journalist Afgan Sadygov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Police first detained Sadygov, the founder and chief editor of now-defunct independent news website Azel, on July 6, according to his wife Sevinch Sadygova, who spoke to CPJ today....

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Freedom of speech is guaranteed Aliyev says as Azerbaijan blocks news websites

April 9, 2018 3:59 PM ET

President Ilham Aliyev claims that in Azerbaijan the internet is free and press freedom is guaranteed. But ahead of the April 11 snap elections, authorities have systematically silenced critical voices online through amending laws and blocking news websites, and hackers have attacked independent news outlets....

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