Latest update: 30/05/2012
- Azerbaijan - Europe - human rights - music
Eurovision Song Contest highlights Azerbaijan abuses
To Europeans, the Eurovision Song Contest may be kitsch, light-hearted entertainment, but to the Azeri government it's a deadly serious attempt to boost Azerbaijan's image. That plan has backfired as international attention has focused on alleged human rights abuses in the country, ruled by the same family for almost two decades.
By Markus MEYER