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KHADIJA ISMAYILOVA IS STILL IN PRISON

Anushik Avetyan

Khadija Ismayilova is a journalist, who revealed Ilham Aliyev's family business ties and was detained for two months inprisonment on 5th December. Ismayilova was arrested under charges of incitement to suicide of Tural Mustafayev. 

 

Tural Mustafayev is a journalist and ex-partner of Khadija. According to interviews with their friends, Tural claimed in the Police, that Khadija fired him from Radio Liberty Azerbaijani Service, but also used her contacts to dismiss him from another Azerbaijani online media "Meydan TV". As he claimed, these made him for the attempt of suicide on May 1st, 2014.   

Khadija Ismayilova was a head of Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty (2008-2010) Azerbaijani office. Later she started working for the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe/ Radio Liberty  as the host of a daily debate show "Ishden Sonra" (After work).