Journalist Convicted on Defamation Charges

      On January 14, an Azerbaijani court found journalist Elnur Maharramli guilty of defamation and convicted him to 18 months of corrective labor. Colonel Nushiravan Safarov, the chief of the State Traffic Police Department of the Baku City Main Police Office, filed a private prosecution case against Maharramli regarding an article he published on the AzPolitika.info website on August 31, 2015.   Maharramli, who works for AzPolitika.info,  is the third journalist to face a criminal conviction on defamation charges.   Although it is a member of the Council of Europe, defamation still...
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