For most of us, the word ‘torture’ has been associated with the Eurovision song contest only in a figurative sense. The relationship may now be more concrete for activist musicians in Azerbaijan who are currently being held in incommunicado detention and have allegedly been subjected to abuse for having “insulted President Ilham Aliyev’s deceased mother” in a concert in Baku last Saturday. The connection between this apparent act of protest and the upcoming Eurovision fandango may be incidental. However, coming in the wake of mass evictions at the proposed Eurovision site and the regime’s unconvincing promise to suspend official censorship for one week during the concert, this incident raises further questions regarding Azerbaijan’s political preconditions for hosting non-political events.
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