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Azerbaijan: Appeal court upholds ruling against video blogging youth activists

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Digital Activism, Freedom of Speech, Law, Youth

Rufatagayev tweets that an appeal court in Baku, Azerbaijan, today upheld a previous court ruling [1] sentencing two video blogging youth activists to 2 and 2.5 years in prison [2]. Most observers consider the case again Adnan Hajizade [3] and Emin Milli [4] to be politically motivated and Amnesty International have since declared the two men to be prisoners of conscience.