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Khadija Ismayilova to be Released from Custody

Aziz Karlamov / RFE/RL

Azerbaijan’s Supreme Court has ordered that RFE/RL journalist Khadija Ismayilova be released from custody after reducing her prison term from 7 1/2 years in custody to a suspended term of 3 1/2 years, Radio Free Europe informs.

"This is a great day for Khadija, and for all journalists and for free speech everywhere. We are overjoyed for Khadija and her family and can't wait for her to get back to work," RFE/RL Editor in Chief Nenad Pejic said. 

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