Ismi has worked as a journalist for over 5 years and is passionate about multimedia journalism. He is interested in peacebuilding and human rights. Ismi speaks five languages and has a particular love for his academic knowledge of Arabic. He thinks volleyball makes him hyper and social, and since these are two of his favourite conditions, he considers volleyball his favourite sport.
Three journalists say they were punched, insulted, and had equipment broken by police while covering a protest against femicide.
Sevinj Maharramova, 24, had repeatedly approached police with allegations of domestic violence before she was killed.
On 25 July, a woman was strangled to death, allegedly by her husband, in the fifth murder of a woman allegedly by a man close to her in 10 days.
Huseyn Bakikhanov’s death emerged after several Azerbaijani dissidents claimed that he may have been killed by the Azerbaijani government.
Even journalists who expected to be under some level of state surveillance were shocked by the degree of privacy violation.