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Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli: ‘Azerbaijani prisoners are facing death under coronavirus quarantine’

March 24, 2020 4:48 PM ET

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was released from prison on March 17, 2020, after nearly three years in jail, and flown to Berlin, where he was reunited with his wife and daughter. He served half of his six-year sentence on charges that Azerbaijani authorities brought in retaliation for his investigative...

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Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli released from prison in Azerbaijan

March 17, 2020 4:20 PM ET

New York, March 17, 2020 -- The Committee to Protect Journalists today expressed relief that Azerbaijani investigative reporter Afgan Mukhtarli was released from prison, and called for Azerbaijan authorities to release all other journalists held for their work....

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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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