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Azerbaijan on Defensive over Jailed Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

One day after sending internationally acclaimed journalist Khadija Ismayilova to prison on criminal charges, Baku on September 2 told the US and European Union to back off with the criticism.

Following an earlier theme, Azerbaijan’s foreign ministry said that the upbraiding by US, British and EU officials, and international human rights groups is nothing but meddling in a sovereign country’s home affairs.

"We categorically condemn and deem unacceptable interference in the trial of Khadija Ismayilova, the attempts to politicize the court decision and also reactions in the form of political statements to what in essense is a purely a matter of law," Report.az quoted foreign ministry spokesperson Hikmet Hajiyev as saying.

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Azerbaijan on Defensive over Jailed Journalist Khadija Ismayilova

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