Khadija Ismayilova arrives in court
Journalist Khadija Ismayilova, a Radio Free Europe/OCCRP reporter, was taken into custody today in Baku, Azerbaijan, in the latest of a series of legal moves to put pressure on her.
Ismayilova, known for her investigations into the business interests of the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, is charged in the latest case of inciting a man to commit suicide. She arrived at a court hearing this morning smiling and making a V-shaped peace gesture. After court deliberations, she was taken into pre-trial detention to last two months under section 125 of the country's penal code.