Khadija Ismayilova, the Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and OCCRP investigative journalist detained in Azerbaijan, has written a letter sharply criticizing the government of Azerbaijan and the West’s inaction in the face of human rights abuses.
Officials in Baku today extended the pre-trial detention of investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova.
Jailed journalist Khadija Ismayilova has released to the media her defiant closing statement in a closed trial last week, in which she calls the Azerbaijan regime “criminal” and the charges against her “insulting.”
Amnesty International’s report for 2014 has condemned the response of the international community to worsening human rights abuses across the globe.
In a closed-door trial on Monday, a Baku court convicted investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova of libel and fined her 2,500 Azerbaijani manat (about US$ 2,417), according to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL).
International groups are asking Stavros Lambrinidis, the European Union’s representative for human rights, to challenge Azerbaijani authorities this week over the jailing of a number of political activists and journalists.
Fresh charges have been filed against investigative reporter and OCCRP partner Khadija Ismayilova.
The charges, according to the journalist's lawyer, Fariz Namazly, include running an illegal business, tax evasion, embezzlement, and abuse of power.
An annual survey of press freedom calls 2014 “the worst period in Ukraine’s history since independence,” while Azerbaijani reporters are warned to “shut up, flee abroad or be jailed on trumped-up charges.”
Azerbaijan's president has signed a law that makes it easier to shut down independent media outlets that receive foreign funding.
A puff piece in the Washington Times says we should enfold tolerant Azerbaijan in a friendly hug. But, writes OCCRP's Rosemary Armao, Rep. Dan Burton's article is an affront to the people of Azerbaijan, who suffer increasingly under a repressive regime
An Azerbaijani court has extended the pre-trial detention of Khadija Ismayilova, the Radio Free Europe and OCCRP journalist.
Novelist Khaled Hosseini has added his voice to the campaign for the release of Khadija Ismayilova, the award-winning investigative journaist imprisoned in Azerbaijan on bogus charges.
Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and OCCRP partner facing criminal libel charges in Azerbaijan, could not attend a hearing scheduled at the US Capitol to testify on fighting corruption due to a travel ban she claims is illegal.
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