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Azerbaijani Prosecutors Demand 9-year Sentence for Journalist

Prosecutors in Azerbaijan have demanded that an award–winning investigative journalist be sentenced to nine years in prison on charges she and her supporters say are fabricated and politically motivated. The call Friday came one day after prosecutors wrapped up their case against Khadija Ismayilova, who was tried on charges of embezzlement, tax evasion and abuse of power. A contributor to U.S.-funded Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, Ismayilova has reported extensively on corruption in...

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