Azerbaijan detains leading investigative journalist

December 6, 2014 2:15 PM

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BAKU, Azerbaijan – Azerbaijan has ordered the detention of a prominent investigative journalist whose reporting has often featured the business dealings of top politicians in the country.

A court in the capital, Baku, ordered the jailing of Khadija Ismayilova, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty, on Friday. She must remain behind bars pending trial on charges of driving a man to suicide — a crime that carries up to seven years in prison.

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