Azerbaijan targets another RFE/RL reporter

Police in Baku have ransacked an apartment and seized equipment belonging to an RFE/RL free-lancer in the latest incident in an unrelenting campaign targeting the country’s independent press.

RFE/RLive: The case, the verdict, and media freedom in Azerbaijan

On September 1, an Azerbaijani court sentenced investigative journalist and RFE/RL contributor Khadija Ismayilova to 7 1/2 years in prison, on charges widely believed to be retribution by Azeri authorities for her reporting on corruption involving the country’s ruling family.