RFE/RL Baku Bureau forcefully questioned
Over three days, 23 RFE/RL journalists were interviewed by Azerbaijan’s state prosecutor’s office. A lawyer representing the Baku bureau staff said people were being “dragged” to the prosecutor’s office “by force and threats.” Another 13 RFE/RL journalists are waiting to be summoned for questioning. Authorities also began to question family members of journalists. The investigations follow the raid and closure of the RFE/RL Baku bureau on Friday, December 26.