Azerbaijan Frees Khadija Ismayilova, Journalist Who Exposed Official Corruption

Under pressure for its imprisonment of an investigative journalist who had exposed official corruption, Azerbaijan freed her on Wednesday in a move welcomed by international rights groups.

The released journalist, Khadija Ismayilova, had been serving a seven-and-a-half-year sentence on charges that included embezzlement and tax evasion, which her supporters described as part of a government effort to stifle dissent.

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