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Azerbaijan - New charges brought against well-known detained journalist

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New trumped-up charges carrying a possible 12-year jail sentence were brought today against leading independent journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who has been in pre-trial detention for more than two months. Arrested on 5 December for supposedly inciting a colleague to attempt suicide, Khadija Ismayilova is now charged with large-scale embezzlement, illegal trading, tax evasion and abuse of authority under articles 179.3.2, 192.2.2, 213.1 and 308.2 of the criminal code. “We reiterate our call (...)

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