Organisations Call for International Solidarity With the Newspaper Azadliq

On 17 October, just a week after the presidential election, the sale of several daily newspapers including the newspaper Azadliq was banned in metro stations in Baku. Azadliq is one of few remaining opposition news outlets in Azerbaijan.

“Azadliq’s closure would call media pluralism in Azerbaijan into question. We urge the country’s judicial and political authorities to stop hounding it and we call on international solidarity with the daily,” said Civil Rights Defenders and several other organisations in a joint statement.

Read the statement in full: Opposition daily throttled financially by lawsuits and dirty tricks.