Protecting Donkey Civil Rights, And He Plays A Mean Violin As Well

by
Abby Zimet

Two young members of a democratic youth movement in Azerbaijan are
in prison after posting to YouTube their satirical video of a donkey
wowing reporters at a press conference. The video by Andnan Hajizade
and Emin Milli is widely seen as a send-up of the government, which has
passed new laws against NGOs and earned a reputation as the "black
spot" of the former USSR for its lack of press freedom. While the video
makers face a trial starting Friday for "hooliganism," their video is a
big hit. Go here to see it or here for contact info on Azerbaijan embassies.

 "In Azerbaijan,
possibilities for donkeys are enormous. If you are donkey enough, you
can succeed in possibly everything."

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