Journalist Khadija Ismayilova released (UPDATE 2)

Society Materials 25 May 2016 17:07 (UTC +04:00)

Details added (first version posted on 15:56)

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25

By Samir Ali - Trend:

The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan made a decision on May 25 to release the journalist Khadija Ismayilova.

A cassation appeal by Ismayilova was considered by the Supreme Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ali Seyfaliyev May 25, and the Court sentenced her to conditional imprisonment term of three years and six months, Ismayilova's lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev told Trend.

Earlier, the Baku Court of Grave Crimes sentenced Khadija Ismayilova to 7.5 years in prison.

Ismayilova's lawyers then filed a cassation appeal against the decision.

She was charged for misappropriation and embezzlement, illegal entrepreneurship, tax evasion and abuse of official duties.