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UNESCO director-general welcomes release of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Society Materials 25 May 2016 18:47
Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova welcomed the release of journalist Khadija Ismayilova.
UNESCO director-general welcomes release of journalist Khadija Ismayilova

Baku, Azerbaijan, May 25

By Anakhanum Idayatova - Trend:

Director-General of the United Nations Educational, Scientific and Cultural Organization (UNESCO) Irina Bokova welcomed the release of journalist Khadija Ismayilova, UNESCO website said May 25.

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.

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