Adnan Hajizade

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijan releases blogger; two reporters still in prison

New York, November 18, 2010--After the Baku Appeals Court released blogger Adnan Hajizade today, the Committee to Protect Journalists urged Azerbaijani authorities to release two other imprisoned journalists, Emin Milli and Eynulla Fatullayev. Both Milli and Fatullayev have their appeals pending at the same court.
November 18, 2010 5:41 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

In Azerbaijan, imprisoned blogger denied freedom

New York, July 27, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists is disturbed by an Azerbaijani court’s decision to deny early release to jailed video blogger Adnan Hajizade, and it called on the appeals court to set him free. 

July 27, 2010 3:20 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani editor Zakhidov freed; 3 journalists still jailed

A 2008 poster says: “Freedom for Genimet Zakhidov!” (CPJ)

New York, March 19, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists welcomes the release from prison on Thursday of Azerbaijani editor Genimet Zakhidov, who served more than half of a four-year term on fabricated “hooliganism” charges.

“We're relieved Azerbaijani officials released our colleague Genimet Zakhidov, who served 28 long months in prison in retaliation for his critical journalism,” CPJ Europe and Central Asia Program Coordinator Nina Ognianova said. “We call on authorities to build on this positive step by releasing editor Eynulla Fatullayev and video bloggers Emin Milli and Adnan Hajizade, all of whom have been imprisoned for their journalism.”

Statements   |   Azerbaijan

Bloggers’ conviction upheld in Azerbaijan

We released this statement today after a Baku court upheld the convictions of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, the two video bloggers imprisoned on a fabricated “hooliganism” charge...

March 10, 2010 12:48 PM ET

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Attacks on the Press   |   Azerbaijan

Attacks on the Press 2009: Azerbaijan

Top Developments
• Critical reporters jailed for defamation, “hooliganism.”
• CPJ honors imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev.

Key Statistic
68: Novruzali Mamedov’s age when he died in prison after being denied medical care.

Using imprisonment as a crude form of censorship, the authoritarian government of President Ilham Aliyev remained one of the region’s worst jailers of journalists. Authorities allowed one editor to die in state custody after failing to provide adequate medical care and ignoring domestic and international pleas for treatment.
December 8, 2009 12:00 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani bloggers receive jail sentences

New York, November 11, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s prison sentences given to two video bloggers detained in July on fabricated charges of “hooliganism” and “inflicting minor bodily harm.” 

November 11, 2009 4:22 PM ET

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Alerts   |   Azerbaijan

Azerbaijani bloggers imprisoned for satirizing government

New York, August 27, 2009--Azerbaijani authorities should drop all charges against video bloggers who satirized the government, the Committee to Protect Journalists said today. 

August 27, 2009 4:35 PM ET

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