Wednesday, my colleague Khadija Ismayilova wasÂ released from an Azerbaijan prison. Her crime was investigative reporting. She helped me get out the story of the Islamic Republic of British Petroleumâ€”and get out safe to report it. Her courage is more than the human mind can comprehend.Â
Here’s a bit of her story from my book Vultures’ Picnic.
Getting the hell out of the Islamic Republic of BP with the Deepwater Horizon evidence
by Greg Palast
[Based on a tip from some guy floating in the Caspian Sea in Central Asia, we take off for Baku, Azerbaijan, the â€œIslamic Republic of BP.â€ Stopping in London, the deathly ill MI6 double-agent Leslie the Bagman lays out the history of the coup dâ€™etat, hooker-bait and the $30 million â€œsweetenerâ€ paid by Lord Browne to the oil nationâ€™s â€œpresidentâ€â€“â€“and suggests we find his old spy-mate, Natasha.