Journalist and editor’s conviction for incitement to religious hatred violated human rights under Article 10
By Ronan Ó Fathaigh and Dirk Voorhoof
The European Court of Human Rights has held that the conviction and imprisonment of two Azerbaijani journalists violated their freedom of expression under Article 10 of the European Convention of Human Rights.
European Court of Human Rights. Photo: Cherry_X
In the case of Tagiyev and Huseynov v. Azerbaijan, the court heard that both Rafig Nazir oglu Tagiye and editor Samir Sadagat oglu Huseynov had spent over a year in an Azerbaijan prison, for incitement to religious hatred. And shockingly, following his release, Tagiyev was stabbed to death in an attack in Baku while his case was…