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Prominent Activist Arrested for Campaigning against Referendum on Expanding Presidential Powers

Statement  The Azerbaijani authorities should immediately release and drop the criminal case against Natig Jafarli of the Republican Alternative Movement (ReAl), the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) said today. Jafarli was arrested last Friday for his peaceful criticism of the upcoming national referendum, which seeks to expand the scope of presidential powers. Azerbaijan’s slide toward a family-run order is gathering momentum:

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