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Azerbaijan: Journalist responds to threats

Writing on Facebook, journalist Khadija Ismayil responds to threats warning her to stop her investigative reporting. Noting that this is not the first time journalists in Azerbaijan have found themselves the victim of intimidation, beating, and worse, Ismayil calls on the country's government to investigate the matter and for the president to ensure her safety.

  • Incidentally, the open letter is also shared on Emin Milli’s blog:

    Khadija Ismayil, one of the most professional and bravest journalists in Azerbaijan has been blackmailed by authoritarian system in Azerbaijan. For last several years she has conducted the investigations on shady buisness deals of the President’s family. It is a taboo topic in Azerbaijan which many journalists and citizens are even afraid to talk about openly.

    Milli, as some readers might remember was one of the two ‘donkey bloggers’ detained, imprisoned and eventually released in Azerbaijan.

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