Opposition journalist in Azerbaijan attacked
12 May 2008

Journalist Agil Khalil of the opposition newspaper Azadlig had an attempt made on his life on 7 May, when someone tried to push him under an underground train. Later that day, two men grabbed him near the newspaper’s office. Khalil believes it was an attempted kidnapping. He had told the authorities on several occasions that he had been followed and threatened, but no action has been taken.

Khalil was attacked on 22 February by National Security Ministry Officials when they saw him taking pictures of them during an illegal land transaction. After the publication of his photos, Khalil was stabbed in the chest on 13 March.
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