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Journalist Khadija Ismayilova conditionally released

Baku – APA. The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan on Wednesday sentenced journalist Khadija Ismayilova to three years and six months of conditional imprisonment.

Ismayilova was acquitted of charges under articles 179 and 308 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan. Then her punishment was considered conditional.

 

According to the decision of the Supreme Court, she is deprived of the right to occupy leading positions in state and government bodies for two years.

 

Ismayilova was absent at the hearing.

 

She had sentenced to seven years and five months in prison upon the judgment of the Baku Court of Grave Crimes. Then, Ismayilova had filed an appeal against the court judgment, asking to terminate the criminal case and release her. But the court had rejected the appeal.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

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