In today’s hearing, Bayaliyev filed a motion requesting a serious investigation and further interrogation of the witnesses. Judge Vidadi Jafarov fulfilled the motion and rescheduled the hearing for January 24.
On September 11th, 2009, a dispute broke out between “Guzgu” newspaper correspondent Kamran Beyeliyev, and Idris Zeynalov and Imran Novruzov, who rented a café on Baku-Sumgayit highway belonging to Sabir Gafarov. The conflict began with the demand that Beyeliyev stop publishing articles about the cafe. Zeynalov and Novruzov sued Bayaliyev, and the Gubadli Regional Court sentenced him to one year of corrective labor.
“Guzgu” is a pro-governmental newspaper, published since 22 July, 1992.