Polad Aslanov

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CPJ calls on President Aliyev to protect press freedom, journalist safety in Azerbaijan

CPJ writes to President Ilham Aliyev to concerns about growing threats to press freedom and the safety of journalists in Azerbaijan, and urge him to take immediate steps to reverse this trend.

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Azerbaijani journalist Polad Aslanov sentenced to 16 years on treason charges

New York, November 16, 2020 – The Grave Crimes Court in Baku, Azerbaijan’s capital, today sentenced Polad Aslanov, the chief editor of the independent news websites Xeberman and Press-az, to 16 years in jail on the charge of high treason, his wife Gulmira Aslanova told the Committee to Protect Journalists via messaging app and the…

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Police officers are seen in Baku, Azerbaijan, on May 29, 2019. Azerbaijani authorities recently jailed two journalists in unrelated cases. (AP/Darko Bandic)

Two journalists jailed in separate cases in Azerbaijan

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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