Panama Papers confirm allegations reported by Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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A police officer checks a man's permission to be on the street under measures implemented to fight Covid-19, Baku, Azerbaijan, 14 December 2020; Gambarov had commented on the mismanagement of the pandemic in Gandabay region. Aziz Karimov/Getty Images

Azerbaijan: Journalist reports assault by official and is jailed

Zaur Gambarov was sentenced to three and a half years in prison on 28 February over an altercation at a branch of the social security department, where he had gone on 4 May 2020 to investigate a complaint.

Azerbaijani journalist Arzu Geybulla targeted in online harassment campaign

Geybulla has been unjustly accused of betraying her country for taking a measured and journalistic stance in the face of the recent armed conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Azerbaijan: Journalist Polad Aslanov sentenced to 16 years on treason charges

In June 2019 Aslanov, his wife and daughter were detained at a border crossing as they attempted to enter Iran for a friend’s wedding. Although his wife and daughter were later released, Aslanov was charged with high treason for allegedly selling state secrets to Iran.