Azerbaijan Challenged over Deprivation of Citizenship

  NEW YORK—A leading Azerbaijani journalist and rights defender is asking the European Court of Human Rights to rule that he has been wrongly stripped of his citizenship by Azerbaijan’s increasingly repressive government.   Emin Huseynov, who now lives in exile in Switzerland, is the director and co-founder of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), which was set up in 2006 in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, to protect press freedom and provide independent online reporting.   His complaint to the European Court of Human Rights (ECHR), filed with the...
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