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Journalist Seymur Hazi: “ I am behind bars because of my journalism”

 On July 28, the Sumgait Court of Appeal held a hearing on the case of Seymur Hazi, a department head at Azadliq newspaper and the presenter of the Azerbaijan Hour TV program.   Hazi was arrested for fighting with Baku resident Maharram Hasanov on 29 August 2014 in Jeyranbatan settlement. He was charged under article 221.3 of the Criminal Code (hooliganism involving the use of items used as a weapon), while Hasanov was charged under article

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