United States Welcomes Release of Journalist Khadija Ismayilova (May 25)

The United States welcomes the decision of the Azerbaijani Supreme Court to release investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova on a suspended sentence.  We view this as a positive step, and we encourage the Azerbaijani government to drop the remaining charges against her.

As Azerbaijan continues to expand freedom of expression and space for civic and political participation, this will only continue to strengthen the country of Azerbaijan and our bilateral relationship.