Azerbaijan - Q&A - Excerpts from the daily press briefing (08.01.19)

Q - Mehman Huseynov, the famous blogger and activist for a free press who has been held in prison in Azerbaijan since March 2017, has been on a hunger strike for nearly two weeks. He is protesting a new set of bogus accusations that could earn him an additional 7 years in detention. What is France’s response?

A - We are concerned by the situation of journalist and human rights activist Mehman Huseynov.

We are following his situation, and especially the conditions of his imprisonment, with the utmost attention.

We hope that the new criminal charges against Mehman Huseynov will be dropped and that he will soon be released.