Document - Amnesty International at 2012 Eurovision song contest in Azerbaijan

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AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL �MEDIA ADVISORY ��AI index: EUR 55/011/2012

17 May 2012

�Amnesty International at 2012 Eurovision song contest in Azerbaijan

�An Amnesty International representative will be in Baku 22-25 May during the final stages of the Eurovision song contest 2012. ��The human rights organization has been urging the authorities of host nation Azerbaijan to address its poor human rights record and allow critical voices to be heard without restriction throughout the country. ��Max Tucker, one of Amnesty International’s experts on Azerbaijan, will be available for interviews. On 22 May he will be joined by relatives and lawyers of victims of human rights violations. ��Please see: Azerbaijan: No more running scared: 2012 Eurovision host country Azerbaijan must allow all voices to be heard, which summarizes the organization’s human rights concerns in the country. �The latest cases and human rights news from Azerbaijan on Amnesty International’s Azerbaijan page �Amnesty International’s Eurovision campaign site ��For more information and to arrange an interview with Amnesty International experts and Azerbaijani activists please contact: �Kristina Høyer, Amnesty International Press Officer, on +99455 926 66 42 or +47 922 469 07 �Max Tucker can be reached directly on +99455 926 66 45 or +44 7508 394 422. ����

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