January 14th, 2008
“ANS Press” has filed a lawsuit against “Azadlig Fedaileri” newspaper and correspondent Allahverdi Nebi, due to an article that was run in the 28 November-01 December 2007 edition of the newspaper.

According to ANS’ legal representation, the article, entitled “The pornography of ANS,” with the subtitle “ANS is in everywhere-impoliteness,” doesn’t correspond to the truth, and involves false, humiliating and insulting information. “ANS press” is seeking to have a refutation published, and also wants a 50,000 AZN fine instituted against Nabi and a 10,000 AZN a fine instituted against the newspaper.  

On 18 January 2008 at 15:00 the preliminary court hearing on this case will be conducted in the Nasimi District Court under the chairmanship of the Judge Mammad Mammadbayov.  

“Azadlig Fedailari” Newspaper editorial office representative provided this information to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.