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26 Mar

Jailed journalist Mukhtarli starts his battle for justice

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18 Mar

Endlich frei: Investigativer Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli aus dem Gefängnis in Aserbaidschan entlassen

Der investigative Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli wurde nach drei Jahren willkürlicher Inhaftierung aus dem Gefängnis 16 in Aserbaidschan entlassen.

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15 Jan

MPs deplore jail term of Afgan Mukhtarli

On 12 January, the Balakan Regional Court in Azerbaijan sentenced investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli to six years in prison. Members of the UK Parliament are calling for more humane treatment of the jailed journalist.

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5 Jan

Conflicting stories at trial of Afgan Mukhtarli

At the Balakan District Court, Afgan Mukhtarli’s trial on 28 December started with a scandal. Court officials blocked journalists from filming outside, and then prohibited them from entering the courtroom.

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15 Dec

Journalist Afgan Mukhtarli in court amid concerns for human rights

On 14 December, the trial of journalist Afgan Mukhtarli continued at the Balakan District Court. In May this year, Mukhtarli had mysteriously disappeared from Georgia, where he was living, and later resurfaced in Baku - under arrest.

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14 Dec

EU and UK politicians voice concerns about journalist Afgan Mukhtarli

Politicians in the European and British parliament are publicly calling for fair treatment of the Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, who was abducted in Georgia and is facing trial in Azerbaijan.

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22 Sep

An open letter from Henrik Kaufholz, ECPMF Chairman, to all parliamentarians in the Council of Europe

Dear Member of the Parliamentary Assembly, Azerbaijan’s human rights record is shameful. Europe’s elected representatives should insist on improvements before ANY further co-operation is proposed or deals are signed with Azerbaijan - by individuals, state-backed companies, nations or European institutions.

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18 Aug

Jailed journalist accuses government of “revenge”

Reporter Afgan Mukhtarli has made a defiant speech in court, claiming he is being punished as “revenge“ for his investigations of alleged corruption involving Azerbaijan’s ruling family, the Aliyevs.

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20 Jun

MEPs demand Afgan Mukhtarli’s release, but EU’s Hahn courts Baku regime

The European Parliament has denounced the state kidnapping of journalist Afghan Mukhtarli. The roles of Azerbaijan and Georgia are both highlighted in a three-page, strongly-worded condemnation.

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2 Jun

Protests against Azeri journalist’s “extraordinary rendition” and detention

Demonstrators have gathered in the Georgian capital Tbilisi in support of Afghan Mukhtarli, the exiled journalist who was taken by unknown persons to Azerbaijan where he is now on trial.

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