Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25
By Samir Ali - Trend:
Releasing the journalist Khadija Ismayilova shows the Azerbaijani government's respectful attitude towards human rights, Setondji Roland Adjovi, chair-rapporteur of the UN working group, told reporters in Baku May 25.
Adjovi, who is on a visit to Azerbaijan, positively assessed the fact that the journalist was released and will continue her activities.
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.
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.