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A U.S. federal agency on Friday strongly condemned the raid and closure of the offices of a U.S.-funded radio station in Azerbaijan's capital by prosecutors and police as part of crackdown on independent media in the ex-Soviet Caspian Sea nation.The BBG said in a statement that investigators from Azerbaijan's state prosecutor's office entered the RFE/RL bureau on Friday morning, accompanied by armed police officers.The Prosecutor General's Office told The Associated Press that the search was conducted to investigate a "grave crime" but would not elaborate. Two RFE journalists couldn't be immediately contacted by the AP.
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