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 Honors Top 5 Reports of 2012

Young chil, covered in soot smiles at the camera

Journalists working for RFE/RL take big risks to tell important stories. In late January, the company gave special recognition to five of the most compelling reports produced in 2012, chosen from among 36 winners of RFE/RL’s monthly in-house competitions.