The Law Society is concerned for the journalist and Human Right Defender Khadija Ismayilova. Ms. Khadija Ismayilova is a well-known independent reporter in Azerbaijan. She is a contributor to Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty. She is the recipient of multiple prestigious awards, including the Gerd Bucerius Free Press of Eastern Europe Award by Zeit-Stiftung on May 24, 2012, the Courage of Journalism Award by the Washington-based International Women’s Media Foundation on October 24, 2012, and the Global Shining Light Award on October 14, 2013. Since 2010, she has published a series of articles relating to corruptions cases allegedly involving President Ilham Aliyev and his family. Over the past years, Ms. Ismayilova also took part in several human rights conferences abroad.

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