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Amnesty International is calling on Azerbaijan’s authorities to immediately end their crackdown on activists preparing for a March 11 protest inspired by recent events in the Middle East and North Africa.
Activists say they have been detained, tortured and refused access to legal advice as part of a clampdown on the protest, which has been organised using social networking websites including Facebook.
“The main aim of the Azerbaijani authorities is to scare young people into submission because of what is happening in the Arab world,” said Fuad Hassanov, an Azerbaijani human rights activist.