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  • Release Khadija Ismayilova Immediately and Unconditionally

  • This petition is to demand that Azerbaijani authorities release Khadija Ismayilova immediately. Please complete and send the petition below to add your voice to ours. You may edit the petition if desired, before sending.

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International Women’s Day: PEN protests the persecution of three courageous writers

If you wish to write to the Azerbaijani authorities:

  • Expressing concern at the continued pre-trial detention of investigative journalist, Khajida Ismayilova, and the charges against her, which PEN believes are politically-motivated;
  • Calling on the Azerbaijani authorities to release her immediately and unconditionally and to drop all charges against her;
  • Calling on Azerbaijan to comply with its obligations under Article 10 of the European Convention on Human Rights and Article 19 of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (to which Azerbaijan is a state party) to protect the right to freedom of expression and cease its campaign of intimidation directed at opposition or critical voices.

President Ilham AliyevIstiglaliyyat Street 19
1066 Baku
Republic of Azerbaijan
Fax +994124923543
Email: office@pa.gov.az
Salutation: Your Excellency

Prosecutor GeneralZakir Qaralov
Office of the Prosecutor General
7 Rafibeyli Street
Baku AZ1001, Azerbaijan
Email: info@prosecutor.gov.az
Salutation: Dear Prosecutor General

Please copy your letters to the Azerbaijani embassy in your country.  The address may be found here.