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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Azerbaijani Authorities Interrogate Music Fan Over Eurovision Vote For Armenia – “a matter of national security”

Posted by Info on 16/08/2009

Radio Liberty: Rovshan Nasirli, a young Eurovision fan living in the Azerbaijani capital Baku, says he was summoned this week to the country’s National Security Ministry — to explain why he had voted for Armenia during this year’s competition in May. Nasirli said :

“They wanted an explanation for why I voted for Armenia. They said it was a matter of national security. They were trying to put psychological pressure on me, saying things like, ‘You have no sense of ethnic pride. How come you voted for Armenia?’ They made me write out an explanation, and then they let me go.”

The security  had on the list another 43 phone numbers with names and addresses of another persons who voted for Armenia.

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