28 December 2012

AZERBAIJAN : Prez Aliyev Pardons 87 Activists; Dozens Remain Jailed.

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     In a new year's custom...Azeri strongman...President Ilham Aliyev...pardoned 87 opposition activists and journalists.
    But...dozens more remain jailed.
    He succeeded his father as ruler in 2003...and has continued with strong counter measures against dissent...and over control of elections.
    The nation of 9 million is an important transit point for energy supplies.