Azerbaijan's dictatorship has barred investigative journalist & former prisoner of conscience Khadija Ismayilova from traveling to collect the 2017 Allard Prize for International Integrity for her work in challenging government corruption & "inspiring a new age of political activism."

Oct 5, 2017

Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova wins 2017 Allard Prize

When investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova asked an Azerbaijani court to let her travel to Canada for an award ceremony honouring her work, her request was denied.

She appealed, and the court responded by scheduling her hearing for the month after the ceremony.

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