Asabali Mustafayev said that according to Law On Television and Radio Broadcasting, the National TV and Radio Council should publish the list of free frequencies every year and should conduct a tender on these frequencies. Mustafayev noted that he assesses the refusal to open radio frequency as restriction of freedom of thought. He asked the court to adopt a decision to make the NTRC to conduct a tender to open a new radio frequency in Sumgait.
The judge upheld the decision of the Baku Economic Court #1 and issued a decision not to fulfill LESY`s lawsuit.
On 10 February 2008, 5 December 2008, 12 January 2009 the “Legal Education of Sumgayit Youth” (LESY) Public Union appealed to the NTRC to open a radio frequency in Sumgait city and every time they received a negative response. NTRC has not conducted any tender to open frequencies during this period.
“Legal Education of Sumgayit Youth” (LESY) Public Union appealed to the Baku Economic Court #1 regarding opening of radio frequency in Sumgait. On 29 July the court issued a decision not to fulfill the lawsuit.