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In addition, Azerbaijani singer Nushaba Alasgarli filed a lawsuit against Khural newspaper citing humiliation of her personal dignity in an article published in Khural on 4 March, 2007. Under the previous court decision, the newspaper was fined 100 AZN. However, the newspaper failed to pay the fine because of financial problems. Later on, Narimanov District Court fined the newspaper 3,000 AZN for not paying the fine in time.
The Executive Director of the Presidential Works Department Agabey Asgerov filed a libel lawsuit against “Khural” Editor-in-chief and correspondent Kamal Huseyn in August 2007, for insult to his personal honor and dignity. The case was based on three articles printed in July and August of 2007: “Publishing House Rakes it in”, “Azerbaijan’s Publishing House: where press goes to die”, and “Not ‘Azerbaijan Publishing House’ but ‘Azerbaijan factory’”. The articles reported legal violations committed by the director of “Azerbaijan” Publishing House. The plaintiff demanded an apology and a retraction by the newspaper, as well as a 250,000 AZN fine for the defendants. He also demanded that the two men be brought to criminal responsibility under Articles 147 and 148 (libel and insult) of the Criminal Code.