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Rock Star Bono Speaks Out For Political Prisoners In Azerbaijan


Rock Star Bono Speaks Out For Political Prisoners In Azerbaijan
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Rock singer and political activist Bono spoke out against rights abuses in Azerbaijan during a concert with his band U2 in Montreal on June 13. Bono named six Azerbaijanis who he said "are locked behind bars for the crime of expressing their opinion" -- Khadija Ismayilova, Emin Huseynov, Anar Mammadli, Leyla Yunus, Rasul Jafarov, and Intigam Aliyev. The singer made the statement at the request of the Sport For Rights campaign, an initiative launched to raise the issue of Azerbaijan's rights abuses as it hosts the European Games in Baku. (Video courtesy of the Sport For Rights campaign)

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