Updates in journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s case

Journalist Tural Mustafayev, who filed the charges against Khadija Ismayilova that led to her arrest, wrote on his Facebook page that he had been summoned to the State Prosecutor's Office in connection with the investigation. He said he had not complied with a previous summons, but that he was planning to comply with this one.   Mustafayev said he did not understand why he has been summoned. Stating that he has withdrawn his complaint, Mustafayev added: "... But I received a letter from the investigative agency that...

Journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s detention period extended for an additional three months

  On May 14, Nasimi District Court considered the Prosecutor General Office's submission to extend the detention of journalist Khadija Ismayilova.     The court granted the motion and extended the journalist's detention period to August 24.     The journalist's lawyer said that the submission for extension reiterated the Prosecutor’s previously stated concerns. The Prosecutor's Office claims that Ismayilova may influence the witnesses and/or hide from the prosecuting authority. In addition, the investigative agency stated that it was necessary to obtain an expert opinion.   The lawyer added that a motion has been filed...
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