Sunday, August 03, 2014

Eurovision activist arrested

Rasul Jafarov - who used the 2012 Eurovision Song Contest as focus for protests against the shitters who run Azerbaijan - has been arrested:

A prominent human rights campaigner in ex-Soviet Azerbaijan has been arrested and charged with economic crimes amid a new crackdown on dissidents, his lawyer said on Sunday.

A court in the capital Baku on Saturday ordered that Rasul Jafarov be held for three months after prosecutors charged him with tax evasion, illegal entrepreneurship and abuse of power, said his laywer.
It's obviously an amusing joke on the part of the Baku government to accuse people of "abuse of power". Like a premiership footballer accusing the team's cleaners of being overpaid.