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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 tools …

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Anonymous Coward

same email as ten minutes ago, do'h

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

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FAIL

Things like this

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

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It must be...

where Zanu Labour and Common Purpose get their ideas from.

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Happy

"hooliganism carried out by a group of people"

Best. Charge. Ever?

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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?

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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

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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...

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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.....

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@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.

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@Betty

Count the occurrences in this article to hooliganism

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

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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).

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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*

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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}]

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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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