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Reporters sentenced to hard labour
A court in Baku, Azerbijan, has sentenced two journalists to hard labour following their conviction for libel. The charges related to articles they published in 2007 regarding alleged corruption in government circles. Avaz Zeynalli, the editor of the independent weekly newspaper Khural, and Vugar Gurdganli, a journalist with the same publication, were sentenced to two […]
30 Jan 08

A court in Baku, Azerbijan, has sentenced two journalists to hard labour following their conviction for libel. The charges related to articles they published in 2007 regarding alleged corruption in government circles.

Avaz Zeynalli, the editor of the independent weekly newspaper Khural, and Vugar Gurdganli, a journalist with the same publication, were sentenced to two years and 18 months respectively. They were also ordered to pay the state 20 per cent of their salary for an equivalent period. Read more here

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