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Azerbaijan: Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator Withdrawn

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Arts & Culture, Film, Freedom of Speech, Governance, Human Rights, Humor, Politics

Uncut, an Index on Censorship blog, says that Sacha Baron Cohen's The Dictator has been withdrawn from a cinema in Baku, the capital of oil-rich Azerbaijan, for ‘technical reasons.’ The blog draws comparisons between the lifestyle and rule of the fictional Admiral General Aladeen and Azerbaijan's president, Ilham Aliyev [1].