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Azerbaijan: Obama calls for bloggers’ release

Dönməzlik blog [AZ] says that it was surprised to discover that US President Barack Obama raised the issue of Adnan Hajizade and Emin Milli, two video blogging youth activists imprisoned on charges of hooliganism by a court in Baku, with his Azerbaijani counterpart, Ilham Aliyev, at the UN General Assembly. The blog says that after international institutions and US Secretary State Hillary Clinton, Obama is now the must senior figure to call for the bloggers’ release. It concludes that if not them, then who can influence matters? God, perhaps?

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