Hurriyyet Newspaper Warned for ‘Disseminating State Secrets’

The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office issued a warning to the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Hurriyyet” on May 25.

The Azerbaijani Prosecutor General’s Office issued a warning to the editor-in-chief of the newspaper “Hurriyyet” on May 25.

The paper’s editor, Vugar Mammadov, was warned against disseminating information containing state secrets, the Press Service of the Prosecutor General’s Office said.

Vugar Mamedov was officially informed that if the portal continues to disseminate information containing state secrets, it may face prosecution.

Editor of the independent Azerbaijani edition of bastainfo.com Mustafa Hajibeyli was summoned to the prosecutor’s office on May 23 on similar grounds.

Hajibeyli believes that the reason for the warning was the outlet’s publication of an article titled, “Maybe Heydar Aliyev wasn’t such a bad person?”

The prosecutor’s office informed him that the recent warning was the last he would receive.

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