Tofiq Yaqublu

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AZERBAIJAN / Detained January 24, 2013


UPDATE: Tofiq Yaqublu was released on March 17, 2016 and is an Azerbaijani journalist and columnist for the leading independent daily Yeni Musavat and a deputy head of the opposition Musavat party. He was arrested in January 2013 in connection with anti-government protests in the northern town of Ismayilli while he was covering the protests and interviewing local residents about the causes of riots in the town. He was convicted of organizing mass disorder, and sentenced to five-years in jail.   

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