Azerbaijan: Index calls on President to investigate brutal attack on journalist

Dear President Aliyev,

Re: The brutal attack on Idrak Abbasov and assault of four other journalists on 18 April 2012

The Azerbaijani authorities must launch an immediate, independent and transparent investigation into the brutal attack on investigative journalist Idrak Abbasov and the assault of journalist Gunay Musayeva on Wednesday 18 April 2012 in a village on the outskirts of Baku. The subsequent assaults on three other journalists, Esmira Javadova, Elnur Mammadov and Qalib Hasanov, who tried to report on the attacks against their colleagues, should also be part of this investigation.