Azerbaijan frees investigative journalist Ismayilova

Baku, Azerbaijan—A prominent, award-winning Azerbaijani journalist was released on probation Wednesday following a storm of international protests about her imprisonment, which has been widely seen as an attempt to silence a critical voice.
Khadija Ismayilova has been praised by human rights and free-speech organizations around the world, who call her conviction and her 7 ½-year prison sentence retribution for her reports on alleged corruption involving President Ilham Aliyev and his family in the oil-rich former Soviet republic.
She vowed to continue her reporting as she walked free Wednesday.—AP

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