Opposition newspaper editor gets “politically-motivated” four-year prison sentence

Opposition newspaper editor gets “politically-motivated” four-year prison sentence

Reporters Without Borders is appalled to learn that a Baku court
today sentenced Ganimat Zahidov, the editor of the opposition daily
Azadlig, to four years in prison for “aggravated hooliganism” and
“assault and battery” in connection with a November 2007 incident in
which he was accosted by a stranger. The man who accosted him, Vusal
Hasanov, got an 18-month sentence.

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