PACE welcomes release of Khadija Ismayilova

Pedro Agramunt, president of the Parliamentary Assembly of the Council of Europe (PACE), today welcomed the decision of the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan to release journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan made a decision on May 25 to release the journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

A cassation appeal by Ismayilova was considered by the Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ali Seyfaliyev May 25, and the Court sentenced her to conditional imprisonment term of three years and six months.

Earlier, the Baku Court of Grave Crimes sentenced Khadija Ismayilova to 7.5 years in prison.

Ismayilova’s lawyers then filed a cassation appeal against the decision.

She was charged for misappropriation and embezzlement, illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion and abuse of official duties.

Source: Trend