Azerbaijan: Azeri activist: charges must be dropped: Mehman Huseynov

Azerbaijan: Azeri activist: charges must be dropped: Mehman Huseynov

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Index Number: EUR 55/013/2012
Date Published: 14 June 2012
Categories: Azerbaijan

Pro-democracy activist Mehman Huseynov is facing up to five years in jail on charges of “hooliganism”, despite eyewitnesses contradicting police claims that he committed acts of violence. He appears to have been targeted for highlighting abuses in the country during the Eurovision Song Contest.


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