Wednesday, September 02, 2009

Bloggers arrested. Spread the word?

If you have a blog of your own, would you mind picking this story up and writing about it?

I went for a drink with an old friend the other night. She brought along an Azerbaijani blogger (that isn't some dirty euphemism, by the way) who should probably remain nameless for the time being. Plenty of good stories about what a fine government they're blessed with over there.

Highlights included Azerbaijanis being hauled in by the cops to explain why they voted for the Armenian entry (not a euphemism either) in the Eurovision Song Contest.

And then these guys ....

... got arrested for 'hooliganism' shortly after this went out.

From the BEEB's coverage:
"People are not arrested in Azerbaijan because of political activity," said Ali Hasnov, a senior adviser to President Ilham Aliyev, in a statement.

"There was a scuffle between some young people and some of them were injured.

"Law enforcement agencies are investigating the case and will give an impartial assessment," he added.
There's a campaign website here and some background here. Please link to it and ask your readers to spread the word?

Update: More here.


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