Opposition newspapers banned in Nakhchivan

February 15th, 2013

There is a ban on the sale of newspapers, which are critical of the government, in Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic (NAR). According to IRFS correspondent in NAR Elman Abbasov, in the recent period, critical newspapers have not been posted to NAR or sold in kiosks.  “You cannot find Azadliq and Yeni Musavat newspapers on sale, as these newspapers write primarily about the protests taking place across the country and situation in Nakhchivan” said Abbasov.

IRFS contacted the Central Post Office of Nakhchivan AR to learn their opinions on the matter. A man, who answered the phone and introduced himself as an employee of the sales department, advised us to call another number. But this time no one answered our calls.