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A pair of Azerbaijani bloggers, who posted a satirical YouTube vid featuring a donkey, face up to seven years' jail on what human rights organisations are calling trumped-up charges. Adnan Hajizade, 26, and Emin Milli, 29, are described by Amnesty International as "well-known youth activists who have used online networking …

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  1. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    same email as ten minutes ago, do'h

    Jeez, maybe this f*cked up cuntry ( britain ) aint so bad after all.

  2. Marcel Esser
    FAIL

    Things like this

    Things like this make me ashamed to be a member of the human race. We haven't evolved much.

  3. Richard Cartledge
    Thumb Down

    It must be...

    where Zanu Labour and Common Purpose get their ideas from.

  4. Christopher Martin
    Happy

    "hooliganism carried out by a group of people"

    Best. Charge. Ever?

  5. James O'Brien
    WTF?

    hooliganism??

    If that's a real word my name is Betty White.

    /Why do I have this feeling I'm going to have to rename myself?

  6. Steve Brooks

    20 years for MA15+ video clip!

    Oh thats nothing, try this on for size.

    "Queensland Police want to send a father of four to jail for up to 20 years on child-abuse charges over a video the Federal Government's own censors have classified as MA15+."

    http://www.smh.com.au/technology/technology-news/over-the-top-childabuse-video-rated-ma15-20090903-f95t.html

  7. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Yooffs?

    "Adnan Hajizade, 26, and Emin Milli, 29"

    "Azerbaijani human rights organisations agree, and have "expressed concern that the charges brought have been fabricated to punish the two youths for their online activism critical of the government".

    On that scale I'm getting younger...

  8. TeeCee Gold badge
    Happy

    @James O'Brien

    Good morning Betty!

    A quick google returns "around 460,000" references for "hooliganism", exceeding the required threshold for it to be considered as a word, even if it's currently not, by a comfy margin.

    The wibblepedia has entries for both "hooliganism" and for "football hooliganism", a term which has been around since I was a lad.

    Anyone got a complete OED to quote? I suspect that James may well be filling out a Deed Poll later.....

  9. Vincent Ballard

    @James (with reference to Betty)

    I don't have the OED, but I do have the Large Oxford English-Spanish Dictionary, which informs me that hooliganism translates as vandalismo o (in Spain) gamberrismo.

  10. Dave Harris Bronze badge
    Headmaster

    @Betty

    Count the occurrences in this article to hooliganism

    http://www.guardian.co.uk/football/blog/2009/aug/29/football-hooligans-upton-park-lacey

  11. LuMan
    Grenade

    The next time...

    ..any of us decide to have a pop at our country's policies, remember how lucky we are. At least here we can air our views no matter how extreme (evidently).

  12. Eden

    here we can air our views

    As long as they don't fall foul of extreme pr0n (pictures not included as Girls aloud have shown) or offend any minorities or expose any crime commited by our masters *sigh*

  13. Alan Swartz

    dict hooliganism

    as simple as...

    dict hooliganism

    1 definition found

    From WordNet (r) 3.0 (2006) [wn]:

    hooliganism

    n 1: willful wanton and malicious destruction of the property of

    others [syn: {vandalism}, {hooliganism}, {malicious

    mischief}]

  14. Anonymous Coward
    Anonymous Coward

    Didn't really get it ...

    .. but thought the translation was funny.

    Reckon that donkey was miming though - at least the violin part anyway.

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