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“Revolving doors”: The ongoing persecution of government critics in Azerbaijan

, Index number: EUR 55/4268/2016

In recent years, the government of Azerbaijan has invested heavily in prestigious international events to burnish its image. At the same time, the country remains closed to human rights scrutiny. International human rights monitors, including Amnesty International, denied access to, and deported from, the country. At home, government critics continue to risk imprisonment on fabricated charges and expose their relatives to reprisals.

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