Azerbaijan Raids RFE/RL Baku Bureau

December 26, 2014 7:40 PM

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The Baku bureau of RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service has been sealed shut following a raid this morning by police and investigators from the state prosecutor's office, which appears to be intended to silence one of the country's last independent media outlets.

RFE/RL editor-in-chief and co-CEO Nenad Pejic condemned the raid of the Baku office as a "flagrant violation of every international commitment and standard Azerbaijan has pledged to uphold." Pejic added, "The order comes from the top as retaliation for our reporting and as a thuggish effort to silen...

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