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Azeri journalist seeks justice at ECHR

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4 Aug 2014

Internationally renowned journalist Khadija Ismayilova has complained to the European Court of Human Rights about the unwillingness of the Azeri authorities to properly investigate a series of threats, intimidations and gross violations of her privacy designed to force her to stop her journalistic work.

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Azeri Investigative Journalist Takes Fight to European Court

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2 Oct 2013

Azeri investigative journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, has complained to the European Court about the slander campaign conducted against her by the government and gross violations of her rights.

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Focus On: Criminal Libel in Azerbaijan

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13 Nov 2013

Council of Europe Ministers Urge Baku to Scrap Criminal Libel, expressing “grave concerns” after MLDI partner in Azerbaijan exposes lack of progress on reform pledge.

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Azerbaijan admits violating journalist’s rights

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29 Oct 2015

The Azerbaijan Government has officially promised to pay compensation for the human rights violations sustained by reporter Agil Khalil.

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Azerbaijani journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, remains in prison in ever-increasing crackdown on freedom of expression

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20 Mar 2015

Three months after her arrest on 5 December 2014, award-winning Azerbaijani journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, remains in prison without trial or even a trial date in sight. On 24 February 2015, Ismayilova's pre-trial detention was extended by another two months and it is expected that the detention will again be extended at the next hearing.

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Upsetting the police

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3 Jun 2010

In 2007 an Azerbaijani journalist, Ilgar Nasibov, wrote to the country's president to complain about police brutality. He was accused of libelling local police officers and was sentenced to three months' imprisonment.

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