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OSCE media freedom representative, human rights chief welcome release of Khadija Ismayilova


VIENNA / WARSAW, 25 May 2016 – OSCE Representative on Freedom of the Media Dunja Mijatović and the Director of the OSCE Office for Democratic Institutions and Human Rights (ODIHR), Michael Georg Link, today welcomed the release of the Azerbaijani journalist and human rights defender Khadija Ismayilova.
“Her release is a very positive step, as was the recent Presidential pardon of a number of imprisoned journalists and freedom of expression advocates, including Rasul Jafarov,” Mijatović said. “Unfortunately, Ismayilova’s sentence has only been suspended, and I call on the authorities to drop all charges against her and release the remaining imprisoned …read more

Source: OSCE

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