Khadija Ismayilova threatened again
Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijan Service, faces escalated threats in Azerbaijan, following her reporting on government corruption. Khadija was subjected to online abuse in March 2012, when footage obtained through hidden surveillance equipment planted in her apartment appeared on pro-government websites and in official media. A month later, she was also the subject of a fabricated obscene video posted online. The Azeri government responded to the 2012 incident with a public promise to investigate, but to date no such investigation has taken place. Late last month, unknown parties released a new video containing intimate and illegally obtained images of her.