21 January 2021,   03:44
Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli freed from prison

Azerbaijani journalist Afgan Mukhtarli has been freed from prison in Azerbaijan where he was serving a 6-year sentence for charges widely condemned by rights groups as being trumped up.

The news was shared by Mukhtarli’s brother, Ramazan Mukhtarli on Facebook. 

“My brother Afghan Mukhtarli has been released. He has been directly taken to the airport and carried to Germany”, - he wrote and added that Afgan left for Germany. 

Mukhtarli disappeared in Tbilisi on 29 May 2017 on his way home after meeting a friend in a café, before resurfacing in jail in Azerbaijan the next day.