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Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova jailed in Baku

01 September 2015
Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova jailed in Baku

Leading Azerbaijan journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been sentenced to seven and a half years in jail for embezzlement and tax evasion.

A renowned investigative reporter, she had focused on businesses and offshore bank accounts allegedly linked to the family of President Ilham Aliyev.

Human rights organisation have complained that the trial was politically motivated.

Two prominent activists were jailed last month on similar charges.

Source: BBC

Photo: RFE/RL

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