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Azerbaijan: Independent news director detained: Mehman Aliyev

, Index number: EUR 55/7023/2017

Mehman Aliyev, the director of independent news agency Turan, has been arbitrarily detained since 24 August on what appears to be trumped up charges of tax evasion and other offenses in retaliation for his work as a critical journalist. The charges against him follow the same pattern used to silence government critics in Azerbaijan in recent years.

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