Stories about Azerbaijan
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Legal reforms restricting online speech seem to threaten everyone but the ruling elite of Azerbaijan.
"This was one thing we had left and they have taken it too. May God punish them. All they think about is how to shut people up."
Censorship is up in France, China is censoring scientists (again), and Facebook tells developers to stop using network data for surveillance.
"Instead of investigating credible allegation of ill-treatment, Azerbaijan jails outspoken critic #MehmanHuseynov for two years."
One blogger, three passports and the intricate international relations of the Caucasus region. This gets pretty complicated.
"I don’t want to be remembered by apologising in my final statement. I refuse to see myself as a prisoner. I am a lover of freedom."
"I was paralyzed by the idea of exile. This is the first time I had decided to flee the country without knowing exactly when I would return."
"Our political system is a model of the European political system," claimed the Twitter feed of Azerbaijan's strongman President Ilham Aliyev.
"We declare yet again, by opening this absurd criminal investigation the government of Azerbaijan is creating barriers to freedom of speech, and journalism activity."