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Jailed Azerbaijani Opposition Journalist Pardoned


Qanimat Zahid

Qanimat Zahid

BAKU -- An Azerbaijani opposition journalist jailed on what supporters say were politically motivated charges has been pardoned, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports.

Qanimat Zahid, the editor in chief of "Azadliq" newspaper, was jailed for four years in 2007 on hooliganism charges.

He was among some 70 people pardoned today by Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev.
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