Skip to comments.Bloggers jailed for satirical donkey video
Posted on 03/11/2010 7:07:23 PM PST by myknowledge
Two Azerbaijani bloggers, jailed after posting a satirical anti-Government video on YouTube, have failed in their latest bid for freedom.
Adnan Hajizade, 26, and Emin Milli, 30, last year were found guilty of 'hooliganism' and jailed for two and two-and-a-half years, respectively.
Authorities say the charges have nothing to do with the video, in which a man dressed in a donkey costume, representing the government, holds a press conference with an adoring press.
(Excerpt) Read more at 3news.co.nz ...
The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan has one last undemocratic vestige: Freedom of speech.
Government = Donkey? Who would have thought that?
Beat me to the Sean Penn reference.
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