Baku, Azerbaijan, Dec. 22
By Samir Mammadov – Trend:
The head of the Penitentiary Service of the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry allowed the arrested journalist Khadija Ismayilova to meet with her lawyer, Ismayilova’s lawyer Fakhraddin Mehdiyev told Trend Dec. 22.
“The Penitentiary Service approved her request and the meeting will be held in the coming days,” he said.
The lawyer said that Ismayilova has no health problems and complaints about conditions of detention.
Mehdiyev said that the details of the appeal will be discussed at this meeting.
The Baku Court of Grave Crimes sentenced Khadija Ismayilova to 7.5 years in prison on Sept. 1.
Ismayilova was charged under the articles 179.3.2 (large-scale misappropriation and embezzlement), 192.2.2 (illegal entrepreneurship), 213.1 (tax evasion) and 308.2 (abuse of official duties) under the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
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