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Azeri Journalist's Jail Sentence Extended on Eve of Euro Games

An Azeri court has ruled it will extend the imprisonment of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor who was jailed late last year. The Nasimi District Court in Baku ruled on May 14 that Ismayilova's pretrial detention period will be extended for three months. The move is widely viewed as an act of retribution by Azeri authorities for exposing corruption linked to the country’s ruling family. Ismayilova's investigative reporting has exposed corruption...

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