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Azerbaijan to Sue French TV for Calling Ilham Aliyev a "Dictator"

Azerbaijan plans to take French public television channel France 2 to court for an investigative program that called the Azerbaijani government a “dictatorship” and its leader, President Ilham Aliyev, a “despot.”

The September 7 program, part of the investigative series Cash Investigation, questioned “what weight” human-rights issues in Azerbaijan can hold for France when multi-billion-dollar contracts in the hydrocarbon-rich state are on the table for powerful French businesses.

"We wondered if, during lunch with the dictator from the Caucasus, one was able to speak of oil and human rights without anyone around the table choking," the voiceover explained.

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Azerbaijan to Sue French TV for Calling Ilham Aliyev a "Dictator"

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