Posted by: becketfund | March 5, 2007

Azerbaijan: Trial of Journalists Delayed a Second Time

The Associated Press reports that a judge in Baku has changed the location of the trial of Rafiq Tagi and Samir Huseinov, charged with “inciting religious hatred”, again delaying trial for the two journalists. The trial has now been postponed for two months, with Tagi and Huseinov remaining in custody during the delay. Tagi, a journalist for the newspaper Senet, has received death threats for an article he wrote last November, in which he criticized Islam. Both men face three to five years in jail if convicted.


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