Azerbaijan: Rapper’s Family Punished over Song Critical of Government

The Azerbaijani authorities detained several members of rapper Jamal Ali’s family after a video, in which he sharply criticized the government, went viral. The video was devoted to Giyas Ibrahimov and Bayram Mammadov, two young activists now serving 10-year prison terms after spray painting on a monument to the late president, Heydar Aliyev. (Photo: A still from Jamal Ali’s video on YouTube)

The Azerbaijani authorities detained several members of a rapper’s family after a video, in which he sharply criticized the government, went viral.
 

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Lamiya Adilgizi is a freelance Azerbaijani reporter.

Azerbaijan: Rapper’s Family Punished over Song Critical of Government

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