Category : Khadija Ismayilova

Abduction, torture and intimidation: Azerbaijan’s endless crackdown on independent journalism

alt informationMedia outlets in Azerbaijan routinely deal with torture, assault, raids, imprisonment and endless intimidation, as verified reports submitted to Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project show.

Mapping Media Freedom: In review 30 July-18 August

alt informationEach week, Index on Censorship’s Mapping Media Freedom project verifies threats, violations and limitations faced by the media throughout the European Union and neighbouring countries.

Khadija Ismayilova: Unsent letter from prison

alt informationI wrote this letter during my time in prison. I don’t remember the exact date but it was in the middle of the Ukrainian crisis and the “trial” of Dilgam Askerov

Azerbaijan: Index on Censorship calls for Khadija Ismayilova’s convictions to be quashed

alt informationIndex on Censorship calls for all Khadija Ismayilova's convictions to be quashed following the reduction in her jail sentence to a three-and-a-half-year suspended term

Azerbaijan: Journalist Khadija Ismayilova released from prison

alt informationInvestigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova has been released from prison on probation in Azerbaijan after an international campaign to free her

Azerbaijan: Appeal date announced for jailed investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova

alt informationKhadija Ismayilova, one of Azerbaijan’s most celebrated journalists, will be given the opportunity to appeal against the decision by the Baku Court of Appeal to imprison her

Azerbaijan: Independent media under unprecedented attack

alt informationThe Sport for Rights coalition calls for the Azerbaijani authorities to take immediate and concrete steps to cease this persecution of the independent media, starting with the unconditional release of Khadija Ismayilova and Azerbaijan’s other political prisoners.

Azerbaijan: Coalition of NGOs intervene before European Court for imprisoned journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

alt informationPEN International and Privacy International led 14 free expression and media freedom organisations, including Index on Censorship, in submitting an intervention today in the case of Azerbaijani journalist, Khadija Ismayilova before the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR).

27 May: 40 protests for Khadija Ismayilova’s 40th birthday

alt informationJoin the Sport for Rights campaign in organising 40 protests to help mark the 40th birthday of Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Azerbaijan: Journalist Seymur Hezi marks one year in prison

alt informationOn the anniversary of Azerbaijani journalist Seymur Hezi’s sentencing to five years imprisonment for “aggravated hooliganism,” the country

Azerbaijan: Anniversary of journalist’s arrest highlights unprecedented repression in 2015

alt informationAward-winning investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was detained on 5 December 2014.

Azerbaijan: Sport for Rights coalition condemns sentencing of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

alt informationThe Sport for Rights coalition strongly condemns the sentencing of Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova to a staggering 7.5 years in jail.