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Baku, Azerbaijan, Aug. 13
Another court session on the criminal case of Khadija Ismayilova was held in the Baku Court of Heinous Crimes August 13.
Judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva chaired the session.
First, the testimony of Azadlig radio representative Ulkar Guliyeva was heard at the court.
Guliyeva said that she has worked in the Baku bureau of Azadlig Radio since 2005. The amount of her salary was determined by the Prague office of the radio station. Moreover, she said that she received the salary through the bank.
Then, the witness answered the questions of the public prosecutor.
Allahverdiyeva said that another representative of radio - Farid Abdullayev is not in the country and he cannot take part in the meeting.
So, Allahverdiyeva read out his testimony given at the preliminary investigation.
Abdullayev said during the preliminary investigation that he has worked in the Baku bureau of Azadlig Radio since January 2013. According to the employment contract, 4 percent of his salary was deducted for taxes.
Abdullayev said that he heard that earlier Khadija Ismayilova was the head of the Baku bureau of Azadlig Radio and had a great reputation in the bureau. The witness also said that he learnt about Tural Mustafayev's suicide attempts from the media.
Afterwards, Ismayilova wanted Abdullayev to give testimony personally at the court session.
Ismayilova's lawyer Javad Javadov petitioned for Shahla Humbatova to be summoned to the court as an additional witness. The court did not grant that petition.
Then Ismayilova's another lawyer Fariz Namazli requested that the statements of Azadlig and Meydan TV radios, describing the reasons for Mustafayev's dismissal from both companies, to be included in the list of evidence.
Moreover, the lawyer requested that the correspondence with the head of the Baku bureau of Azadlig Radio Babek Bekir about Mustafayev's desire to quit Azadlig radio, to be included in the list of evidence. The court did not grant these petitions either.
Edited by CN