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Azerbaijani Troops Kill Armenian Soldier In Border Clash

Azerbaijani troops have killed an Armenian soldier in the latest border clash between the arch-foes, Armenia said September 3. More

Ukrainian military pilot Nadia Savchenko is one of the imprisoned women being highlighted by the U.S. State Department's new campaign.

U.S. Highlights Women Political Prisoners

The United States has launched a campaign to highlight cases of women who Washington says have been “unjustly imprisoned” by governments around the world. More

WATCH: Azerbaijani Journalist Ismayilova Sentenced To 7 1/2 Years

Video Baku Court Jails Journalist Ismayilova For 7 1/2 Years, Sentence Condemned

A Baku court has sentenced investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova to 7 1/2 years in prison on charges considered by many to be retribution for her reports on corruption involving senior officials. More

Khadija Ismayilova denounced the charges of libel, tax evasion, illegal business activity, and abuse of power as a "scam" aimed at silencing her investigative reporting.

Baku Court Delays Ismayilova Verdict

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova delivered a scathing final statement in a Baku courtroom on August 31, calling Azerbaijan's government a "repression machine" and dismissing her trial as a "scam" aimed to silence her. More

Cavid Huseynov (right) is an established international footballer, making 45 appearances for his country.

Azeri Footballer Held Over Journalist's Death

A well-known player from Azerbaijan’s Qabala FK soccer club, who is a suspect in a case related to the beating of a journalist to death, has been remanded in custody. More

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'I Might Be In Prison, But The Work Will Continue'

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova, an RFE/RL contributor, has made a defiant closing statement in a Baku courtroom, saying her trial on economic crimes charges won't crush her spirit or stop her work.
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Khadija Ismayilova 's Final Statement Before A Baku Court

An English translation of the closing statement that investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova presented to a Baku court following her conviction on economic crimes charges that are widely believed to have been fabricated.
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Open Season On Azeri Journalists

The fatal beating of an Azerbaijani reporter may reflect a growing sense of impunity over attacks on the country's independent journalists.
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The Reporting That Jailed Khadija

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova made a name for herself uncovering official corruption in Azerbaijan, where criticism of the government is rarely tolerated and frequently punished. She's now been sentenced to 7 1/2 years on charges she says are politically motivated.
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