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This Washington Post article may explain why Khadija Ismayilova was not released from prison despite an intervention by BBG officials who went to Baku to negotiate with the Azerbaijani government and why they failed to secure her freedom.

“I said, ‘If you have specific information that contradicts her reporting . . . give it to us,’ ” said Jeffrey N. Trimble, deputy director of the IBB. He got nothing, he added, and “no hint of flexibility.”

READ MORE: Dogged reporting in Azerbaijan landed a U.S.-trained journalist in prison, Washington Post, By Dana Priest, Anita Komuves and Courtney Mabeus, September 12, 2015.