The Bulgarian Ministry of Foreign Affairs has nominated Irina Bokova, currently Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO), as a candidate for the post of United Nations Secretary-General, according to a news release by the Ministry of Foreign Affairs on Feb. 9.
In a Jan. 28 letter to Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev, US Representative Ed Royce (R-CA) said that the continued detention of OCCRP reporter Khadija Ismayilova and other journalists would “harm relations between our two countries,” according to Radio Free Europe.
Lawyer Fariz Namazli confirmed Thursday that Amal Clooney will represent Khadija Ismayilova at the European Court of Human Rights, according to Radio Free Europe.
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.
A Baku prosecutor demanded a guilty sentence and 7 years imprisonment for journalist Rauf Mirkadyrov, a correspondent for the Azerbaijani newspaper Zerkalo, reported Caucasian Knot.
One year ago today, investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, 39, was unjustly jailed in the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.
The Khadija Ismayilova Investigative Journalism Fellowship, a new seven-month program jointly sponsored by OCCRP and Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (RFE/RL), will support reporting projects in Eastern Europe and Central Asia that investigate persons in power and corruption.
It’s no secret that the family of Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev likes to buy expensive buildings around the world, although it’s rarely clear where the money comes from.
Imprisoned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has won a Swedish press prize dedicated to heroism.
The Baku Court of Appeal Wednesday denied an appeal filed by attorneys for imprisoned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, an OCCRP partner.
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.
Khadija IsmayilovaInternational organizations and government officials have roundly condemned the jailing of Azerbaijani investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, who was sentenced today to seven years and six months in prison.
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.
Friends and family of President Ilham Aliyev make free use of two luxury yachts worth US$ 59 million that are owned by the State Oil Company of Azerbaijan (SOCAR), the organization charged with managing the country’s oil wealth for its citizens.
In a statement prepared for the final day of her trial, journalist Khadija Ismayilova began a spirited take-down of the Azerbaijani authorities that have detained her since December, calling them a “repression machine” which would soon collapse.
Khadija IsmayilovaThe following text is from Khadija Ismayilova's statement given today to Azerbaijan's Court of Grave Crimes in Baku.
It’s hard to steal billions and cover your tracks.
In Azerbaijan, a small coterie has done its best, registering businesses in relatives’ names and scattering assets among dozens of offshore companies.
It’s no secret that Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev’s family likes nice houses.
There’s the US$ 25 million London mansion, the properties worth US$ 75 million in Dubai, the millions more invested in the Czech Republic enclave of Karlovy Vary.
Jailed investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has won the US National Press Club’s most prestigious press freedom award.
Pro-media freedom advocates today protested outside Azerbaijan’s embassy in Moldova’s capital of Chisinau, demanding the Azerbaijani government release imprisoned investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, Moldovan newspaper Ziarul De Garda reported.
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