We want to express deep concerns about pressure on journalist in Azerbaijan. 8 journalist and 8 bloggers were sent to jail in Azerbaijan, by disregarding freedom of press and expression.
The reasons of arrest are unrealistic and not releated to their professional activities as in Turkey. Tukish government has kept the journalists in prison for years on the grounds that they were members or propaganda of terrorist organizations. 25 journalists are still in prison in Turkey.
Azerbaijan government send journalist and bloggers who are dissidents to prison with fabricated reasons like drug trafficking or smuggling firearms
As TGS (Journalists’ Union of Turkey), warns the government of Azerbaijan and call them to release journalists who were prosecuted. In addition, we announce that we support Journalists’ Union of Azerbijan (JuHİ)
Journalists’ Union of Turkey