In 2007 an Azerbaijani journalist, Ilgar Nasibov, wrote to the country’s president to complain about police brutality. He was accused of libelling local police officers and was sentenced to three months’ imprisonment. A week later he won an appeal only to be given a suspended sentence on related charges, and appeals against this sentence have failed. Nasibov has long been a thorn in the side of his local authorities and it is widely believed his trial was unfair. The MLDI is now working with Mr Nasibov’s lawyers to prepare a submission to the European Court of Human Rights.
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