Tag Georgia
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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31 May

ECPMF chairman Henrik Kaufholz: “Georgia’s failure to protect exiled journalists contradicts country’s commitments under EU Association Agreement”

The European Centre for Press and Media Freedom (ECPMF) strongly condemns the abduction of Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli from his Tbilisi, Georgia exile on 29 May 2017.

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