Azerbaijan failed to protect journalist’s privacy and the right to freedom of expression
by Emil Weber
The European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) ruled on 10. January 2019 that Azerbaijan’s failure to protect journalist Khadija Ismayilova from public humiliation and unjustified invasion of her privacy amounted to a violation of her privacy and of the right to freedom of expression granted by the European Convention.
Khadija Ismayilova (photo:Lisoynizami, Xədicə İsmayılova 1, CC BY-SA 4.0)
Ismayilova, who worked as an investigative reporter and director at Azadliq Radio - the Azerbaijani service of Radio Free Europe - had published several stories between 2010 and 2013 indicating dubious business involvements and investments by the President of Azerbaijan and…