(Azeri) PREZİDENTİN ƏMİSİNİN QƏZETƏ QARŞI QALDIRDIĞI VƏ QİSMƏN TƏMİN EDİLMİŞ İDDİASI İCRAATA YÖNƏLDİLDİ

July 15th, 2011
On 13 of of July, Nizami District Court held a hearing on the launch of enforcement of its 15 of June 2010 resolution regarding Yeni Musavat newspaper.

The Judge Ziya Aliyev presided over the hearing, Yeni Musavat newspaper lawyer Vagif Huseyn reported to IRFS today

The defendant side reported to the Judge that the document on enforcement of the resolution was not  properly compiled: the date of birth, address and other information about  Yeni Musavat newspaper editor-in-chief Azer Aykhan was  not rightfully provided in the document; the document also did not include Goshgar Bakili in  the debtors` list.

After deliberation, Judge Ziya Aliyev announced the decision to uphold the enforcement decision. Lawyer said that they will appeal against this decision.

In the last hearing, Yeni Musavat newspaper had filed a motion objecting to Judge Ziya Aliyev’s presidency in the hearing. Nizami District Court did not grant the motion.

BACKGROUND

The uncle of President Ilham Aliyev, MP Jalal Aliyev sued Yeni Musavat newspaper after an article published in January 2010: “Owner of the hotel which disappointed the President is found: Baku Hotel is owned by Jalal Aliyev”. On June 15, 2010, Nizami District Court partially granted the lawsuit, ruling that the newspaper should offically refute the content of the article and pay 1500 AZN in compensation (as opposed to the 50,000AZN that Aliyev applied for).

Yeni Musavat newspaper has been publishing since 1989 and it is a daily newspaper.