Reduced internet access in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan

September 9th, 2013   Theme: Democracy for Azerbaijan (sticky) | Theme: Internet Freedom

Owners of internet cafes as well as some private households in the Nakhchivan Autonomous Republic in Azerbaijan have since August 24 experienced a reduced internet access. Malahat Nasibova, a human rights defender, is of conclusion that the majority of internet cafes in the city of Nakchivan have been shut down. This act is according to her and other human rights defenders a try from the government to reduce online activism on the eve of election and they fear that such measures may be applied in Baku and other regions as well. The Ministry of Communications and Information Technology of Nakhchivan denied all cognizances.

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