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Azerbaijan - Sticking to the script, appeal court upholds Ismayilova's jail sentence

Reporters without borders
Although it was expected, Reporters Without Borders is appalled by a Baku appeal court's “disgraceful” decision today to uphold well-known journalist Khadija Ismayilova's seven-and-a-half-year jail sentence and calls on the international community to do everything possible to obtain her release. The supreme court has still to examine the case but Ismayilova will now be transferred to a women's prison to begin serving the sentence she received on 1 September on trumped-up charges of tax evasion, (...)

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