Azerbaijan: Political Prisoners’ Families Face Punishment, Too

Rashadat Akhundov, a youth activist and board member of the NIDA Civic Movement, was sentenced to eight years in prison in May 2014. He was accused of organizing mass disorders, and illegal drugs and weapons possession. (Photo: Azadliq Radiosu/RFE/RL)

When civil-rights activists, journalists and others government critics are imprisoned in Azerbaijan, they tend not to go alone. Figuratively speaking, they often take family members with them.
 

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