The “international community” showed no grief about the assassination of Rafiq Tagi. An unknown coward stabbed him in the back, then ran away. He “was very nervous and did not say a word,” Tagi said before his injuries overwhelmed him. Index on Censorship tried to sound an alarm. But as Tagi’s murderer was in all likelihood a supporter of religious rather than political tyranny, the death of the 61-year-old Azerbaijani journalist and literary critic passed almost without comment.
As the Arab Spring turns to winter, more should take notice.
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