Torture is widespread in police cells and prisons across Russia. A new analysis of court rulings shows what the perpetrators pay — if they pay at all.
Credit: Edin Pasovic / OCCRP
The Italian government Thursday urged Azerbaijani authorities to revoke the travel ban placed on investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, an OCCRP partner.
Three imprisoned journalists in Azerbaijan—Khadija Ismayilova, Gilal Mamedov, and Parviz Gashimli—demanded amnesty from the government, according to their lawyers as reported on the Caucasian Knot and Meydan TV.
Almost two years after receiving a presidential pardon from Russian President Vladimir Putin, former oil billionaire Mikhail Khodorkovsky has been summoned to Moscow for questioning in a criminal case, reported Bloomberg.
Imprisoned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has won a Swedish press prize dedicated to heroism.
Emin MilliAuthorities in Azerbaijani have detained the brother-in-law of activist-turned-journalist Emin Milli.
The US State Department has put out a statement condemning the imprisonment of human rights lawyer Intigam Aliyev and calling for his release and all others jailed for "exercising their fundamental freedoms".
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