“AZERBAYJAN” PUBLISHING HOUSE FILES ANOTHER LAWSUIT AGAINST “KHURAL” CHIEF EDITOR

April 2nd, 2008

“Azerbayjan” Publishing House Director Aghabey Asegerov has filed another lawsuit against “Khural” Newspaper Chief Editor Avez Zeynalli.

Zeynalli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that the lawsuit stems from two articles run published in “Khural” Newspaper.  They are “Press’ Enemy Aghabey Asgerov,” published in the 20-26 January 2008 edition of the newspaper, and “Aghabey Asgerov, published in the 2-15 February 2008 edition of the newspaper. Asgerov is seeking the institution of a criminal case in connection with articles 147.1 (libel) and 147.2 (insult) of Azerbaijan’s Criminal Code.