Exiled Journalist Abducted – Open Letter to the Georgian Prime Minister
On 29 May, the exiled Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli was abducted in Tbilisi, Georgia. He went missing after leaving his colleagues in the evening, before resurfacing the following day in Baku in the custody of Azerbaijan’s state border agency. Mukhtarli reports that he was forced into a car near his home, tied up and beaten. His abductors put a bag over his head and 10,000 euros were stuffed into his pockets while crossing the Azerbaijani border.