Journalist’s relatives beaten, home attacked with excavator — RSF

Reporters Without Borders Reporters Sans Frontières (RSF) – The severe beating of members of journalist Idrak Abbasov ‘s family and the partial destruction of their home in a Baku suburb with a mechanical shovel on 9 September on the grounds that it was built illegally have highlighted the surprising brutality of the methods sometimes used by the Azerbaijani authorities to censor and intimidate. The attack was carried out by security personnel working for the state-owned Binagadi Oil Company, whose illegal activities were being investigated by Abbasov, a member of the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS), an Azerbaijani NGO.

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Journalist’s relatives beaten, home attacked with excavator

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