Azerbaijan: When It Comes to Dissent, the US and EU Shouldn’t Play Favorites

In mid-November, an Azerbaijani court sentenced Rashad Ramazanov, an Islamist blogger, to nine years in prison on charges of drug possession. Two weeks earlier, Taleh Bagir-zade, a young and charismatic Shi’a cleric, received a two-year prison term after being convicted on similar charges.

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Eldar Mamedov is a political adviser to the Socialists & Democrats Group in the European Parliament. He writes in his personal capacity.

Azerbaijan: When It Comes to Dissent, the US and EU Shouldn’t Play Favorites

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