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February 5, 2015 - Updated on May 24, 2016

Azerbaijani journalist Ismayilova begins third month in detention


Leading investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova today begins her third month in detention pending what will certainly be a sham trial. She was arrested on 5 December on a trumped-up charge of “inciting” a former colleague to commit suicide.Release Khadija IsmayilovaPetition

Reporters Without Borders reiterates its call for the release of Ismayilova, whose only crime has been having the courage to investigate a subject that is completely off-limits in Azerbaijan – corruption at the highest level of government.

Sign the petition: “President Aliyev: release Khadija Ismayilova”

Previous releases by Reporters Without Borders on this subject:

- RWB launches petition for release of Azerbaijani journalist Ismayilova (15.12.2014)

- Two months preventive detention ordered for Azerbaijani journalist (05.12.2014)