Court rejects Khadija Ismayilova’s petition

Baku: The Sabail District Court on Friday considered a petition submitted for commutation of imprisoned journalist Khadija Ismayilova’s pre-trial detention to house arrest.

The court has turned down the petition, APA reports.

The Prosecutor General’s Office issued a statement on the arrest of Khadija Ismayilova that the Sabail District Prosecutor’s Office has launched a criminal case under the Criminal Code’s article #125 (bringing to suicide) regarding Tural Mustafayev, a reporter for Radio Free Europe/Radio Liberty and Meydan TV Television and Radio Company, for making a suicide attempt by swallowing zinc oxide in Seaside Park on October 20.

T. Mustafayev appealed to the General Prosecutor’s Office to ask for measures against Khadija Ismayilova, with whom he had close relationship for a long time, for bringing him to suicide by prosecuting and exerting pressure on him, insulting his honor and dignity throughout the period he worked there.

The investigation also revealed that Mustafayev attempted to commit suicide on 1 May 2014 by hanging himself with buttonhole made by bed-sheet in the apartment which he rented as Khadija was threatening him. But due to a reason independent on him, he couldn’t fulfill his intention.

Under the decision of the Sabail District Court, Khadija Ismayilova was sentenced to pre-trial detention for two months.

SOURCE: AZERI PRESS NEWS AGENCY