The Organised Crime and Corruption Reporting Project (OCCRP) claims to have viewed doctored footage from the route journalists Afgan Mukhtarli says he took the night he was abducted from Tbilisi to Azerbaijan. According to them, the footage, which appears to show that Mukhtarli was lying about his whereabouts that night, has been doctored. [Read more…]
A lawyer for Azerbaijani freelance journalist Nijat Amiraslanov claims that his client was tortured in custody and has lost his teeth.
Georgian authorities have denied accusations that they assisted or were involved in the abduction of self-exiled Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli. Mukhtarli disappeared in Tbilisi on 29 May, only to show up a day later in a Baku jail. [Read more…]
Baku’s Sabail District Court has imposed three months in pretrial detention on Afgan Mukhtarli, the Azerbaijani journalist abducted from Tbilisi on 29 May. Georgia’s authorities, who Mukhtarli’s family have suggested could have been involved in the abduction, have remained largely silent. [Read more…]
Azerbaijani investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli disappeared near his flat on 29 May in Tbilisi, Georgia. He turned up in custody in Azerbaijan's capital Baku a day later. He claims that he was abducted by Azerbaijani security forces, with possible Georgian involvement.
The pressure exerted on journalists and human rights activists in the North Caucasus is the most severe in Russia, according to experts speaking at the Free Speech conference on 23 May in Moscow. The comments came at the presentation of a report on media freedom by the association of writers, journalists, and bloggers.
Obstruction of journalists and violence against them once again came to the fore during the latest parliamentary elections in Armenia on 2 April.