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Photo Gallery: Will Eurovision Strengthen Rights in Azerbaijan?

Azerbaijan's Eurovision Activists Hope Contest Will Improve Human Rights

While the Azerbaijani government hopes to burnish its image by hosting the Eurovision Song Contest in May, civil rights activists are struggling to draw more attention to the country's human rights violations. Standing uncomfortably in the middle are the organizers of this supposedly "apolitical" event.
Von Stefan Niggemeier
Translated from the German by Christopher Sultan