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Azerbaijani Reporter Sentenced to 7.5 Years in Prison

Award-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been sentenced by an Azerbaijan court to seven and a half years in prison. A day before the verdict was announced the contributor to Radio Free Europe / Radio Liberty (RFE/RL) called Azerbaijan's government a "repression machine" at the close of her trial on corruption charges, dismissing her trial as a "scam" aimed to silence her. Before she was cut off without finishing her remarks, Ismayilova...

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