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Radio host Khadija Ismayilova of Azerbaijan is free, sort of

When last we checked in on Azerbaijani radio host and investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, she was languishing in prison. Courts had convicted and sentenced her to 7-1/2 in the slammer for “running an illegal business, tax evasion, abuse of power and embezzlement.” Since then, Ismayilova has been freed and now lives under house arrest in Baku. On Thursday she spoke via […]

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World follows fate of Azerbaijan radio journalist

As far as anyone knows, radio host Khadija Ismayilova is headed for or is already in jail in Azerbaijan. She has been convicted of and sentenced to seven-and-a-half years in the slammer for “running an illegal business, tax evasion, abuse of power and embezzlement.” But practically everyone besides a cabal of political hacks in Baku thinks […]

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