May 7th, 2008
Today (7 May) a hearing on the cassation complaint filed against the Appellate Court’s verdict on Defense Ministry’s lawsuit against "Azadlig" Newspaper was conducted under the chairmanship of Judge Vafeddin Ibayev in the Supreme Court. 

The newspaper’s claim was not fulfilled. Media Rights Institute lawyer Elchin Sadigov, who represents “Azadlig” Newspaper, told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.  

Recall that the Defense Ministry filed a lawsuit against “Azadlig” Newspaper in the Yasamal District Court due to the article “Cheap Meat Enigma.” The Yasamal District Court adopted a decision to fine “Azadlig” 20, 000 AZN. After this, the newspaper filed an appeal in the Appellate Court, which partially lowered the fine to 10,000 AZN.