Three months have passed, but, still, Azerbaijani reporter Leyla Mustafayeva has no explanation from the Georgian government for how her husband, investigative journalist Afgan Mukhtarli, disappeared from a street in Tbilisi and resurfaced in an Azerbaijani jail.
She has, however, secured one thing – the support of many Georgians impressed by her courage and shamed by a sense that their country’s revered hospitality code failed her husband.
The forty-something Mukhtarli was abducted by unknown individuals on May 29 in the heart of the Georgian capital while on his way to buy bread. He now sits in Baku in pre-trial detention until October 31 on charges of allegedly smuggling 10,000 euros, resisting law enforcement and illegally crossing the Azerbaijani border.
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