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A journalist has been detained in Azerbaijan in yet another move against independent media

A court in Baku, the capital of Azerbaijan, yesterday, Friday 19/4, detained the head of an independent media outlet for two months on charges of smuggling, according to the Turan news agency, in yet another move against independent journalists in the former Soviet state. . According to Turan, Imran Aliyev, head of the Meclis.info network, which broadcasts news related mainly to the Azeri parliament, was detained in connection with a case against the Abzas Media group. Six other employees of the Abzas group have been detained since late last year. Police announced last November that they had found 40,000 euros in cash at the group's offices in Baku. Aliyev has been electrocuted and beaten since he was taken into custody at Baku airport on Thursday, Turan news agency reported. International press freedom organizations, as reported by the Athens News Agency citing Reuters, are calling for the release of Abzas Media workers, saying that the […]
Source: News Beast

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