Syrian schoolgirls stand at the entrance of the Saif al-Dawla school as they take part in activities surrounding an art competition organized as part of a local initiative to shift the children's minds from the atrocities of the Syrian war, in the besieged rebel bastion of Douma. (AFP/Abd Doumany)
Ismayilova at the age of 2. Last September, the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan sentenced her to 7 1/2 years in prison on charges that included illegal entrepreneurship and tax evasion. Her supporters and international rights organizations called the charges politically motivated.
A Look Back: Khadija Ismayilova's Life In Pictures