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Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev casts his vote during the presidential election in Baku, Azerbaijan, on April 11, 2018. Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Sadygov was sentenced to 30 days in jail on July 7. (AZERTAC/Vugar Amrullayev/Pool via Reuters)

Azerbaijani journalist detained, whereabouts unknown

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. He was tried on July 7…

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