APPELLATE COURT DOES NOT FULFILL JOURNALIST’S LAWSUIT

April 2nd, 2008

Today in the Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Rashadet Aghayev, a hearing was conducted on a complaint against Binegedi District Court’s decision for the destruction of all remaining copies of the book “Public TV in the Press’ Mirror.”

Judge Aghayev upheld the Binegedi District Court’s verdict. 
Recall that on 13 November 2007 the Binegedi District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Allahveren Hasanov, adopted a decision calling for the destruction of all remaining copies of the book “Public TV in the Press’ Mirror,” a compilation of articles about Public TV compiled by “Azadlig” Editor Rovshan Hajibeyli. This decision stemmed from a lawsuit Public TV filed on 20 February 2007 in which it claimed that the book damaged its business reputation, and demanded that sale and printing of the book be forbidden, that all remaining copies be destroyed and that Hajibeyli apologize to the staff of Public TV.