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Azerbaijan: A bad start to a new year

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Economics & Business, Environment, Media & Journalism, Religion

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines says that the start of a new year has not been kind to Azerbaijan with several stories breaking that the blog describes as gloomy [1]. In particular, it mentions new charges against an imprisoned journalist, threats to cut electricity supplies to households that have not paid their bills, and the occupation of a village in the Azeri exclave of Nakhichevan by special police forces after the Day of Ashura.