Azerbaijani journalist’s lawyer makes cassational appeal
Baku, Azerbaijan, Jan. 18
By Samir Ali - Trend:
A cassational appeal was made against the verdict concerning Azerbaijani journalist Khadija Ismayilova, Ismayilova's lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev told Trend Jan. 18.
The lawyer said that the cassational appeal has already been sent to the Supreme Court.
The complaint consideration period will be determined in the near future.
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.
The cassational appeal was made against the verdict, but the Baku Court of Appeal upheld the decision of the first instance court.