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Azerbaijan - Journalist's long jail term designed to intimidate

Reporters without borders
Reporters Without Borders is appalled by the sentence of seven and a half years in prison that a Baku court passed today on leading investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova after convicting her on almost all the charges brought against her. “Khadija Ismayilova's long jail sentence is unfortunately no surprise because the Azerbaijani judicial system's function seems to be to provide state repression with a veneer of legality,” said Johann Bihr, the head of the Reporters Without Borders (...)

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