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Azerbaijan: Khadija Ismayilova - HRD at risk

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The Law Society is concerned for the journalist and Human Rights Defender Khadija Ismayilova. She reports for Radio Free Europe and other media outlets. She has published several articles exposing corruption and human rights violations. She has consistently raised awareness of human rights issues in Azerbijan with foreign NGOs, governments, and reporters. Khadija Ismayilova is a well-known investigative journalist and it has been widely reported that she has been arrested and detained because of the articles she has published. An attempt in March 2014 to blackmail her into silence by threatening to publish an intimate video made secretly by a camera secreted in her bedroom was followed by the publication of that video when she refused to be blackmailed.

 

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