Rights groups condemn Azerbaijan over Internet defamation bill

Human rights groups criticised Azerbaijan on Wednesday for legislation that will make defamation over the Internet a criminal offence punishable by imprisonment ahead of a presidential election in the tightly controlled nation.Amnesty International and the Organisation for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE) accused the oil-producing former Soviet state of tightening curbs on free expression before October’s vote.
http://in.reuters.com/article/2013/05/15/azerbaijan-rights-idINDEE94E0HK20130515

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