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Azerbaijan: “Hooliganism”

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Politics, Youth

A Fistful of Euros comments on the arrest of Emin Milli and video blogger Adnan Hajizade [1] last week in Baku, Azerbaijan. The blog says that charges of “hooliganism” are a Soviet-era tactic used by authoritarian regimes to silence dissent and have no place in a country seeking closer ties with the Europe [2]. The Frontline Club also examines the practice which has become modus operandi for governments in the region [3].