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Azerbaijan: Freedom of expression a pressing concern

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Elections, Freedom of Speech, Human Rights, International Relations

Ahead of the 7 November parliamentary elections in Azerbaijan, Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines comments on a new report by Article 19 on freedom of expression in the oil-rich former Soviet republic. With journalists and bloggers in jail much to the concern of the international community, the blog agrees that this is now one of the most pressing human rights issues in the country today. However, the blog sadly concludes that it is unlikely the situation will change anytime soon [1].