The European Court of Human Rights ruled on Thursday that the Azerbaijan government had violated freedom of expression laws and that it had failed to investigate breaches of privacy in the case of investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova.
Lawyer Fariz Namazli confirmed Thursday that Amal Clooney will represent Khadija Ismayilova at the European Court of Human Rights, according to Radio Free Europe.
Prominent human rights lawyer Amal Clooney has offered to represent imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova at the European Court of Human Rights.
Azerbaijani human rights activist Leyla Yunus was released from prison early today by the Baku Court of Appeals due to deteriorating health, according to Meydan TV.
Human Rights Watch (HRW) has given its Alison Des Forges Award for extraordinary activism to Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was jailed last December.
A court in Baku has rejected petitions by the defense lawyers of imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova at a Thursday hearing.
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