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Azerbaijan Tightens Screws On Civil Society, Independent Media

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

There is good news coming out of Azerbaijan these days. But much of it seems to be coming from the Twitter feed of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.

"A free society has emerged in Azerbaijan. All democratic institutions are available and they operate successfully," he wrote on September 1.

Followed moments later by: "All freedoms, including the freedom of speech, the freedom of conscience, the freedom of the press and free Internet, are available." 

And: "Azerbaijani society is a free society, and this is our great achievement."

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Written in Prague by Robert Coalson using reporting by RFE/RL's Azerbaijan Service

A Eurasianet partner post from RFE/RL

Azerbaijan Tightens Screws On Civil Society, Independent Media

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