Tag archive of Khadija Ismayil

Hearing on Khadija Ismayil’s Appeal to Decriminalize Illegal Business Charge against Her Postponed Indefinitely

Summary: Hearing 1 (July 18)  Journalist Khadija Ismayil made a speech at the hearing, seeking decriminalization of the penalty handed to her in accordance with Article 192 (illegal business) of the Criminal Code;  Public prosecutor asked the court to give him time for familiarization with the case, and the hearing was postponed indefinitely. Baku Grave Crimes Court, chaired by Judge Ramella Allahverdiyeva, heard investigative journalist Khadija

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Court Does Not Allow Khadija Ismayil to Leave Country

Binagadi District Court of Baku, under chairmanship of Judge Rashad Aliyev, considered investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil’s request to let her travel abroad to attend an international event. Khadija Ismayil was arrested on 5 December 2014. She was initially charged under article 125 of the Criminal Code (inciting to suicide). Later, she faced new charges under articles 179 (misappropriation), 192.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.2 (tax evasion)

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Supreme Court Dismisses Khadija Ismayil’s Appeal in Defamation Case

Summary: Hearing 1  Khadija Ismayil’s lawyer Yalchin Imanov filed a verbal motion requesting that former chief of the Anti-Terrorism Center of the dissolved Ministry of National Security Elchin Guliyev, who is now arrested and held in Baku Detention Facility, to be summoned and interrogated as a witness. The motion was denied;  Khadija Ismayil’s lawyers Fariz Namazli and Yalchin Imanov made a speech in support of the cassational appeal,

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Journalist Khadija Ismayil Exempted from a Court Fine under Amnesty

A court fine imposed against Khadija Ismayil under Article 147.2 (libel) of the Criminal Code has fallen under amnesty, the journalist herself reported. “I have been amnestied today. The 2,500 AZN fine levied against me based on Elman Turkoglu’s complaint has fallen under amnesty. Today, they presented the amnesty decision to me at Binagadi Department for the Execution of Judgments, and closed the case,” Khadija Ismayil said. Recall that Elman

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Khadija Ismayil Asks for Clarification on Sentence Imposed on Her

Investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil has appealed to the Ministry of Justice and the Supreme Court judge Ali Seyfaliyev to clarify why the 5-year probation period imposed against her by the Supreme Court exceeded her primary sentence and to explain suspended sentence rules. “Based on my appeal, on May 25, 2016, the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan Republic changed Baku Grave Crimes Court’s verdict against me, which was later upheld by Baku Appeal

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Journalist Khadija Ismayil Released on Parole

Supreme Court, chaired by judge Ali Seyfaliyev, held a hearing on journalist Khadija Ismayil’s cassational complaint. The court ordered a conditional release of Khadija Ismayil. Khadija Ismayil was arrested on 5 December 2014. She was initially charged under article 125 of the Criminal Code (inciting to suicide). Later, she faced new charges under articles 179 (misappropriation), 192.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.2 (tax evasion) and 308.2 (abuse

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Jailed Journalist Receives one more International Award

The imprisoned journalist Khadija Ismayil has been awarded the UNESCO/Guillermo Cano World Press Freedom Prize 2016. Khadija Ismayil was arrested on 5 December 2014. She was initially charged under article 125 of the Criminal Code (inciting to suicide). Later, she faced new charges under articles 179 (misappropriation), 192. (more…)

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Khadija Ismayil Comments on Political Developments as Prison Authorities Restrict Communication with Lawyers

 On January 8, lawyers Fariz Namazli and Yalchin Imanov met with investigative journalist Khadija Ismayil in Prison #4, reported Namazli.   Namazli quoted the journalist as saying that addressing human rights and political prisoners should be laid down as a condition in the upcoming meeting between Ilham Aliyev and Barack Obama in Washington, DC.   "Doesn't it seem ironic to the international community that such serious discussions

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Khadija Ismayil: Our Country is in a Much Worse Situation than us Right Now

Journalist Khadija Ismayil has released a response to the President’s failure to include a single political prisoner in his traditional New Year pardon, despite hopes among some quarters.   “I am fine. Our country is in a much worse situation than [political prisoners] right now. You need to think about how to save our country, not us,” she said. (more…)

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