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Azerbaijan Editor’s Death Prompts Outcry

Azerbaijan’s top opposition leader on Thursday accused the government of ordering the slaying of a prominent magazine editor who had been in conflict with authorities, and he asked his supporters to take to the streets in protest. Ali Kerimli, leader of the Popular Front party, urged opposition political parties and rights groups to turn the funeral for editor Elmar Huseinov into a massive government protest in this oil-rich country. “The authorities were behind this murder,” Kerimli said at a news conference. “It’s part of an attack on the freedom of speech.” Full Story

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