Thursday, September 17, 2009
"I'm a Hooligan Too!"
Testimony started yesterday in the case of two satirical Azerbaijani internet activists accused of 'hooliganism' after they allegedly got into a fight in a restaurant - a prosecution which campaigners believe is intended to intimidate pro-democracy bloggers in Azerbaijan. Protesters outside the court in Baku chanted "Freedom!" and wore T-shirts stating: "I'm a Hooligan Too!" More details from EurasiaNet here, plus a strong denunciation of the case - "sham trial", etc - from Reporters Without Borders here. (Photo from the court protest courtesy of www.irfs.az)