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Emin Huseynov’s citizenship repealed by Azerbaijan

In the wake of Emin Huseynov’s escape to Switzerland from that country’s embassy in Baku, Azerbaijan’s government has announced that it has deprived him of citizenship.

Emin Huseynov is now in Bern, where he is applying for asylum. His brother, Mehman, who is still in Azerbaijan, told the Institute for War and Peace Reporting that “My brother was effectively driven out of the country. Fabricated criminal charges were brought against him because of his human rights work… I hope they will return my passport and issue me with ID so that we can travel and see my brother, otherwise they will be holding us [Emin’s family] here as hostages,”