Azerbaijan: Four journalists arrested over Quba riots

Three senior employees of a TV station in Azerbaijan were arrested on 13 March. Vugar Gonagov, executive director; Zaur Guliyev, editor, and Zaur Mustafayev, head of public relations at Khayal TV were arrested along with Jamil Mammadli, a reporter from Polygon news agency. The journalists were arrested following accusations they were implicated in riots in Quba in early March. The four men are being held, reportedly without charge, in Baku. The riots took place on 1 March, demonstrators gathered to demand the resignation of local government head, after a video appeared on YouTube showing him making derogatory remarks about residents.