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Sweden Wins Eurovision Song Contest

Posted May 27th, 2012 at 9:45 am (UTC-5)
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Swedish singer Loreen has won the 2012 Eurovision song contest in Baku, Azerbaijan. The 28-year-old pop singer won the final round of the annual competition with her song “Euphoria.” Days earlier she angered Azerbaijani authorities by meeting with local rights activists critical of the country’s human rights record. Opposition activists have accused President Ilham Aliyev […]

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Rights Activists Detained Ahead of Eurovision Finals in Azerbaijan

Posted May 25th, 2012 at 3:40 pm (UTC-5)
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Police in Azerbaijan’s capital, Baku, have arrested dozens of anti-government protesters who took to the streets ahead of a European song contest to draw attention to the human rights situation in the country. Up to 30 people were reportedly picked up by police Friday as the former Soviet republic prepared for the finals of the […]

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