Journalists Sentenced on Defamation Charges

International PEN protests the three-month prison sentences handed down to newspaper journalists Sardar Alibeili and Faramaz Nozruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) on defamation charges. More

Editor Dies in Prison

International PEN is shocked by the death of Novruzali Mamedov, editor of Talysh minority language newspaper Talyshi Sado and head of the Talysh Cultural Center, while serving a ten-year… More

Five Journalists Pardoned; Four Still Imprisoned

International PEN welcomes the release following a pardon by the Azerbaijani president of five journalists, including honorary member of English PEN Rafiq Tagi, on December 28, 2007. More

Sentence Against Editor Eynulla Fatullayev Upheld

On January 16, 2008, an Azerbaijani appellate court upheld the conviction against editor Eynulla Fatullayev, who is serving an eight-and-a-half-year sentence on charges linked to his critical reporting. More

Ten-Year Sentence for Editor

PEN calls for details of the evidence used to convict Mamedov to be made public and for concerns that he is being held in violation of his rights to… More

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