Court to appeal to Bar Association regarding Khadija Ismayilova’s defenders

Court to appeal to Bar Association regarding Khadija Ismayilova’s defenders
# 11 August 2015 08:58 (UTC +04:00)
Khadija Ismayilova’s defenders did not join the process, which was presided over by judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva, APA reported.
Although Ismayilova said their absence was because of a good reason, the judge stressed that the court has not received any appeal in this respect.
The defenders were declared to have not joined the hearing without giving a reason and the court made a decision on appealing to the Bar Association on the matter.
The process was paused for a certain period of time.
Note that, the Prosecutor General’s Office issued a statement on the arrest of Khadija Ismayilova that the Sabail District Prosecutor’s Office has launched a criminal case under the Criminal Code’s article #125 (bringing to suicide) regarding Tural Mustafayev, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Meydan TV Television and Radio Company, for making a suicide attempt by swallowing zinc oxide in Seaside Park on October 20.
T. Mustafayev appealed to the General Prosecutor’s Office to ask for measures against Khadija Ismayilova, with whom he had close relationship for a long time, for bringing him to suicide by prosecuting and exerting pressure on him, insulting his honor and dignity throughout the period he worked there.
On December 5, the Sabail District Court sentenced Khadija Ismayilova to two-month pre-trial detention. The term was extended for several times.
An investigative authority then brought new charges against Khadija Ismayilova under the Criminal Code’s articles 179.3.2 (assignment or waste in large size), 192.2.2 (illegal business), 213.1 (tax evasion) and 308.2 (abuse of official powers).