Wednesday, July 15, 2009

Azeri bloggers under fire for making "ass" of government

Today's New York Times reports that a YouTube video, posted by Azeri bloggers, is creating quite the political stir in Azerbaijan. In the video (below), blogger Adnan Hajizada, dressed in a donkey suit, waxes poetic about the life that donkeys lead in Azerbaijan, a jab at the government who has reportedly paid astronomical fees for the import of donkeys:

Hajizada, 26, and his colleague Emin Milli, 30, were arrested last week. Though authorities claim otherwise, many suspect that the arrest is in relation to this video and could symbolize a larger move to suppress online media.


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