Nijat Amiraslanov

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A police officer looks out of a bus during a patrol of Ismaili, Azerbaijan, January 25, 2013. (Reuters/David Mdzinarishvili)

Azerbaijani journalist sentenced to 30 days in prison

New York, May 24, 2017–Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release freelance journalist Nijat Amiraslanov, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. A district court in the northwestern Azerbaijani city of Gazakh yesterday sentenced the journalist to 30 days in prison on charges of resisting police.

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