Azerbaijan: Eurovision winner Nigar Camal's visa criticism

Dissident blogger and journalist Elnur Majidli, now living in France and facing arrest in Azerbaijan for his Facebook activity, has uploaded a screenshot of a status line apparently written last year by Nigar Camal, one of the two singers who won this year's Eurovision Song Contest in Germany, on the popular social networking site. With concerns already being raised about the less than simple visa application process for the oil-rich former Soviet republic ahead of next year's competition, Camal, now a British citizen, appears to says she was refused an extension for her own visa and commented “what an idiotic country with idiotic laws.”

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