Prosecutor’s office interrogates the lawyer of the IRFS

On Thursday a lawyer of the Institute of Reporters Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Gunay Ismaylova was interrogated for three hours in the Investigation Department of the Prosecutor General for Serious Crimes. The interrogation was conducted with the participation of a lawyer Yalcin Imanov. The interrogation was conducted in connection with a criminal case against a number of local and foreign NGOs. Both signed a document on not divulging secrets of the investigation.

Ismailova said that prosecutors had warned her about the inadmissibility to travel abroad without the permission of the investigation. Ismailova regarded as a de facto ban on leaving the country.

On August 8 during a search in the office IRFS were seized computers, photographic equipment and documentation IRFS. On August 11 the IRFS office was sealed.

There is no information on the location of the director of the IRFS, Emin Huseynov.

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