Azerbaijan: Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova released from prison

first_imgNews News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisoned RSF_en June 8, 2021 Find out more Follow the news on Azerbaijan June 4, 2021 Find out more RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan The Reporters Without Borders team is delighted by the release on probation of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who was sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in prison last September. AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Judicial harassmentImprisoned “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says News Organisation May 25, 2016 – Updated on May 26, 2016 Azerbaijan: Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova released from prison Ismayilova’s sentence was reduced on appeal to three-and-a-half years probation, a way of silencing those campaigning on her behalf without acknowledging her innocence. “It is a great relief to hear that Khadija is no longer behind bars and can go home to her family,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders Eastern Europe and Central Asia Desk. “RSF shares her joy and reiterates its support for her, since the organization is still aware that she has not been acquitted and that a probation sentence remains a conviction.KHADIJA is free!Send her a birthday card ! “She has spent eighteen months in prison on trumped-up charges. Justice will be served when those responsible for this judicial harassment themselves face judgement.” Charges against her of abuse of authority and embezzlement were withdrawn but she remains accused of tax evasion and illegal trading. Azerbaijan is ranked 163rd of 180 countries in the RSF World Press Freedom Index. News Receive email alerts April 9, 2021 Find out more Help by sharing this information to go furtherlast_img read more