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Statement: Ahead of Presidential Elections, Crackdown on Media and Activists Continues

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) strongly condemns the two months pre-trial detention of Yeni Musavat newspaper columnist Tofig Yagublu and calls for the withdrawal of the trumped-up charged brought against him. IRFS also expresses its grave concern about increasing repression of activists and an accompanying clampdown on freedom of expression in Azerbaijan ahead of the Presidential elections due to take place in October.

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Journalist prevented from doing his job

On February 4th security police prevented Obyektiv TV employee Javid Gurbanov from performing his professional duties in front of the Department for Investigation of Grave Crimes under the Prosecutor General’s Office. Security police officers grabbed Gurbanov’s camera and took him to the police office while he was filming REAL Civil Movement head Ilgar Mammadov and Musavat Party deputy chairman Tofig Yagublu, both invited for interrogation in

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