Wednesday, 11 November 2009

Bloggers and youth activists Emin and Adnan jailed in Azerbaijan

Azeri bloggers and youth activists Emin and Adnan received jail sentences of 2.5 and 2 years, respectively. (here and here)

Live blogging from the court hearings and the reactions to that spread via Twitter under the #EminAdnan hashtag.

Sadly, this yet another sign of a total deterioration of human rights in Azerbaijan will probably generate an overall muted reaction by the international community. Oil rules…

I am not convinced by the World Blogging Forum’s statement either. Not strong enough.

*picture - via RFE/RL


Onnik Krikorian said...

It's a prelimary statement, apparently, and i wasn't there at the time. will raise the issue in the afternoon session.

Matthew Bach said...

I certainly hope it's a preliminary statement. They, at least, should not be constrained by the requirements of diplomacy!