Khadija Ismayilova. Photo by Fargan Novruzov http://ann.az/

18 October 2016, 23:20

Court dismisses Khadija Ismayilova's lawsuit against Prosecutor's Office

In Azerbaijan, a court has dismissed the lawsuit filed by journalist Khadija Ismayilova, who demanded from the Baku City Prosecutor's Office to pay compensation for her unreasonable arrest. The defence plans to challenge the court's decision.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that in August, Khadija Ismayilova complained about unreasonable arrest in the case of incitement to a suicide attempt. For the above reason, the journalist could not work for three months and had to spend money to pay for legal aid and food at SIZO (pre-trial prison), reported advocate Yalchin Imanov.

According to him, the journalist demanded to pay her 9030 manats (about 5600 US dollars), and another 20,000 manats (about 12,500 US dollars) for moral damage.

Fariz Namazly, another advocate, has noted that the demands of the defence are based on the European Convention on Human Rights, according to which no one can be deprived of liberty without a legal resolution.

Let us remind you that in January 2016, it was reported that the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR) began communicating with the Azerbaijani authorities concerning the complaints about the interference in the private life of journalist Khadija Ismayilova and her discredit in the local media.

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

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