Azerbaijani human rights defender released
The Supreme Court of Azerbaijan decided to release imprisoned human rights activist Intiqam Aliyev.
The court upheld the appeal of Prosecutor General Zakir Qaralov against the verdict for Aliyev, Azeri Daily reports.
The Supreme Court ruled to sentence Intiqam Aliyev to five years probation and immediately release.
The hearing was held behind the closed doors and without the participation of Intiqam Aliyev.
Intiqam Aliyev was arrested in August, 2014. On 22 April 2015, the Baku Court for Grave Crimes sentenced him to 7.5 years of imprisonment on charges of illegal business, tax evasion, embezzlement, official forgery and abuse of office.
Last week, Azerbaijani President Ilham Aliyev signed the pardon decree, providing for release of a number of political prisoners.