Azerbaijan: Is It Time to Consider Sanctions?

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced in Azerbaijan to 7.5 years in prison. US, British and European Union diplomats have publically called for Ismayilova’s release, and have urged Azerbaijani leaders to stop a crackdown on government critics. (Photo: Aziz Karimov)

Some regional experts want the United States and European Union to consider imposing economic and political penalties on Azerbaijan to put pressure on Baku to respect basic individual freedoms.
 

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Giorgi Lomsadze is a freelance journalist based in Tbilisi. He is a frequent contributor to EurasiaNet.org's Tamada Tales blog.

Azerbaijan: Is It Time to Consider Sanctions?

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