Azerbaijan: New Series of Brutal Attacks on Freedom of Expression
Civil Rights Defenders condemns a new series of attacks on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan. We are now witnessing even more ruthless methods of repressions such as abduction, forced return, and torture of regime critics. In January a prominent blogger was arbitrarily detained in Baku. In two other incidents in May, the authorities imprisoned the head of an independent TV channel and a freelance reporter. Aside of the direct attacks on reporters, the government has escalated hacking campaign against dissent.