{FD} Amnesty International urges Azerbaijan to free activist

Amnesty International says that a 10-year prison sentence handed to 22-year-old activist detained after spraying graffiti on a statue of the nation’s ex-president is a “shocking assault on freedom of expression.” Denis Krivosheev, the group’s deputy director for Europe and Central Asia, said in Wednesday’s statement that the verdict handed to Giyas Ibrahimov is “an absolute travesty of justice.” A court in Baku sentenced Ibrahimov on Tuesday after finding him guilty of drug offences.