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Azerbaijan: Dirty deeds and cover ups

Flying Carpets and Broken Pipelines, one of the moderators of a Facebook group calling for pro-democracy protests in Azerbaijan on 11 March comments on the arrest of Bakhtiyar Hajiyev, one of the other online organizers. Noting that the Harvard graduate has been reportedly beaten, tortured and threated with rape, the blog concludes that recent post-Egypt developments designed to appease critics in the oil-rich former Soviet republic are little more than a cover up for dirty deeds by the authorities.

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