In Azerbaijan, no pardon for Ismayilova

Khadija Ismayilova and her lawyer, Elton Guliyev, walkng outside en route to the offices of the Azerbaijani Prosecutor General to respond to a summons to appear. Baku, Azerbaijan.

Azerbaijan pardoned several political prisoners last week, but RFE/RL reacted with dismay that a leading contributor to its Azerbaijani Service, investigative reporter Khadija Ismayilova, was not among them.

RFE/RL condemns pressure tactics against Moscow bureau

On March 18, RFE/RL’s Moscow bureau administrator was approached at her home by two unknown men identifying themselves as journalists with Russia’s NTV channel in search of personal information.