Khadija Ismayilova, Investigative Journalist, Arrested

On December 6, Khadija Ismayilova's Baku apartment was searched by the prosecutor general office employees. Ismayilova's mother, brother and lawyer Elton Guliyev were present during the search.

The judge of the Sabail district court of Baku ordered arrest of Khadija Ismayilova, an investigative journalist with RFE/RL’s Azerbaijani Service based on the charges brought by the prosecutor office. She is sentenced to two months of pre-trial detention according to Article 125 of the Criminal Code (inciting to suicide). If convicted, Ismayilova is facing prison sentence from three to seven years. 

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