Khadija Ismayilova’s lawyer prepares cassation appeal for her release
Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 11
By Samir Mammadov - Trend:
The lawyer of the arrested employee of Azerbaijan's Azadlig Radio Khadija Ismayilova Fakhraddin Mehdiyev has prepared a cassation appeal for her release, he told Trend Dec.11.
After discussing the text of the appeal with his defendant, the lawyer will submit his appeal to the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan, he said.
The lawyer went on to add that he had already appealed to the leadership of the Penitentiary Service of the Justice Ministry of Azerbaijan demanding the meeting, but he hasn't received a response yet.
The Baku Court of Grave Crimes sentenced Khadija Ismayilova to 7.5 years in prison on Sept. 1.
Ismayilova was charged under the articles 179.3.2 (large-scale misappropriation and embezzlement), 192.2.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.1 (tax evasion) and 308.2 (abuse of official duties) under the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.