Khadija Ismayilova is a rarity in Azerbaijan—an award-winning journalist who has exposed illegality and misdeeds by autocratic leader Ilham Aliyev and his family. Ismayilova’s most recent run-in with the law began in January, when she was arrested for attending an unsanctioned anti-government rally in the center of the city. She was sentenced to sweep the streets.
Source: Columbia Journalism Review
Posted on: July 29, 2013