World Press Freedom Day, 3 May #WPFD2016

 

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Azerbaijani investigative journalist K.Ismayilova awarded World Press Freedom Prize 

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.@UNESCO Cano Prize Winner Khadija Ismayilova will spend her 516th day in prison on #WPFD #WPFD2016 cpj.org/campaigns/pres…

 

 

"Azerbaijan attacks Amal Clooney over support for jailed journalist"

via The Guardian

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State media have accused Clooney of attacking Azerbaijan to reach her husband’s level of famePhotograph: Peter Nicholls/Reuters

 

 

Human Rights Legislation for US sanctions passed the Senate in December & awaits action at the House

The Global Magnitsky Act

via the Washington Post

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The article mentions that the investigative reports of K. Ismayilova have been confirmed by Panama Papers.

 

Khadija Ismayilova in February 2015. (Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty)

 

 

 

#AmalClooney thanks @SenJohnMcCain for supporting release of detained journalist @Khadija_Ismayil #FreeKhadija pic.twitter.com/bbR6SCg4TG

 

Human rights lawyer Amal Clooney is representing award-winning Azerbaijan reporter Khadija Ismayilova at the European Court of Human Rights

via BBC

 

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Note: In response to whether being a celebrity (i.e. married to George Clooney) interferes with her job, Amal Clooney responds that her work involved reading Azeri tax code & legal arguments.