DECISION MADE ON CIVIL LAWSUIT AGAINST KHURAL NEWSPAPER

October 12th, 2010
On 12th of October, in the Narimanov District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Arif Ismayilov, a hearing was held on the civil lawsuit filed against Khural newspaper by Vugar Safarli, Executive Director of the State Support Fund for Mass Media Development under the President of the Azerbaijan.


 

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The lawsuit was partially fulfilled. Judge Arif Ismayilov announced the decision that the newspaper must publish a refutation for the article and pay 500 AZN in compensation.
Khural newspaper editor-in-chief Avaz Zeynalli told IRFS that he will file an appeal against the decision of the Judge.
BACKGROUND
Vugar Safarli claimed that his honor and dignity was offended by the expression ‘press butcher’ that was published in the article 'Ilham Aliyev is not the president of “Khural” newspaper' published in “Khural’s” 25 – 31 July issue, which was written by Avaz Zeynalli.  Safarli filed a lawsuit demanding a refutation be published in the newspaper and he requested 10,000 AZN in compensation.