Khadija Ismayilova freed

Azerbaijani investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova has been freed from prison, although not acquitted entirely. Judges ruled that her term would be reduced to a three-and-a-half year suspended sentence. Ismayilova had investigated her country’s first family’s finances and exposed the fact that the president’s family had been given a lucrative contract for a gold field, among other…