European Parliament to hear concerns over press freedom and defamation in Azerbaijan

As previously reported on mediabeak, Azerbaijan has been urged to introduce a defamation law to clarify its boundaries of free speech and lessen human rights abuses caused by lack of clarity in the law. The Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe Monitoring Committee is due to meet in Paris on Wednesday this week to hear information gathered on a recent fact finding mission to Baku and has expressed its concern over the imprisonment of journalists on defamation charges.

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