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Bloggers jailed for satirical donkey video
3 News ^ | March 12, 2010 | Dan Satherley

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 ...


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: antigovernmentrant; azerbaijan; blogger; freedomofspeech; youtube

The former Soviet republic of Azerbaijan has one last undemocratic vestige: Freedom of speech.

Government = Donkey? Who would have thought that?

1 posted on 03/11/2010 7:07:23 PM PST by myknowledge
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To: myknowledge
Of course if Sean Penn has his way, we be carted off to jail for even trash talking foreign dictators such as Hugo Chavez. Ok Sean, come and try to cart me off to jail. The Soviet Republic of Azerbaijan would be his favorite place !

Hugo Chavez is a dictator !
Hugo Chavez is a dictator !
Hugo Chavez is a dictator !
Hugo Chavez is a dictator !
Hugo Chavez is a dictator !
Hugo Chavez is a dictator !

2 posted on 03/11/2010 7:24:32 PM PST by CORedneck
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To: CORedneck

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Beat me to the Sean Penn reference.


3 posted on 03/11/2010 7:36:22 PM PST by Touch Not the Cat (You may have to fight when there is no hope of victory; it is better to perish than to live a slave)
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To: myknowledge
The Video
4 posted on 03/12/2010 4:14:28 AM PST by cmj328 (Filibuster FOCA--a/k/a ObamaCare--or lose reelection)
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