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.
An Azerbaijani court has reduced the suspended sentence of outspoken journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was imprisoned in late 2015 for her reporting of corruption in the country’s ruling family.
In mid-2014, investigative reporter and OCCRP partner Khadija Ismayilova disclosed that the family of the President of Azerbaijan is, in all likelihood, a business partner with the Swedish-Finnish telecom formerly called TeliaSonera.
Nils Muiznieks, Council of Europe Commissioner for Human Rights, today expressed concerns about the freedom of expression in Azerbaijan in written remarks on the case of investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, according to a release by theCouncil of 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.
An Azerbaijani court has released a human rights defender whose imprisonment was condemned by human rights groups to serve the rest of his sentence under house arrest.
A court in Baku has rejected petitions by the defense lawyers of imprisoned Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova at a Thursday hearing.
The European Parliament (EP) has adopted a resolution calling for the release of prisoners in Azerbaijan, among other anti-corruption and pro-democracy measures.
Khadija Ismayilova, who is known for her investigative reporting on corruption in Azerbaijan, was sentenced to 7.5 years in prison today by the Azerbaijani authorities.
Jailed investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has won the US National Press Club’s most prestigious press freedom award.
Journalists attempting to cover the judicial hearing for imprisoned investigative journalist and OCCRP partner Khadija Ismayilova were pelted with rocks today, as several motions filed by her defense were dismissed. Court action is to resume August 7.
Azerbaijani authorities have barred Amnesty International (AI) from entering the country to give a briefing ahead of the European Games.
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