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May 17, 2007

Azerbaijan jails two journalists for defaming president’s uncle

A court in the Azerbaijani capital Baku has sentenced two journalists to 30 months in prison apiece on charges of defaming President Ilham Aliyev’s uncle. Yasamal District Court Judge Malahat Abdulmanafova Wednesday convicted Editor-in-Chief Rovshan Kebirli and reporter Yashar Agazadeh of the Baku-based opposition daily Muhalifet on charges of defaming Jalal Aliyev under articles 147 and 148 of the criminal code. Jalal Aliyev is also a member of parliament. Yasamal District Court Judge Malahat... MORE