Fikret Faramazoglu

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A man sits on a parapet in Baku in June 2016. A court in the Azerbaijani capital sentenced a journalist to seven years in jail. (Reuters/Maxim Shemetov)

Azerbaijan sentences journalist to seven years in prison

New York, June 20, 2017–Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release Fikret Faramazoglu, chief editor of the news website Journalistic Research Center, from prison and investigate the journalist’s claims that he was severely beaten in custody, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. Faramazoglu was sentenced on June 14 to seven years in prison for extortion and…

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