Today, 1 December, in the Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Faig Gasimov, a hearing was held on the appeal of "Ideal" Newspaper founder Nazim Guliyev's defense lawyers.
Guliyev's defense lawyer Vugar Khasayev told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that the hearing has been postponed indefinitely.
“One of the plaintiff lawyers, Javad Javadov, put forth a motion to send the decision of the Nasimi District Court to sentence Nazim Guliyev to pre-trial detention to the Supreme Court,” said Khasayev. “The motion was fulfilled, and therefore the hearing was postponed indefinitely.”
The lawsuit against Guliyev, filed in the special format (i.e. could lead to the arrest of the defendant(s)) was filed by "Azeri-Turk" Women's Union Chairperson Tanzila Rustamkhanli. Rustamkhanli says that an announcement (What joins Tanzila Rustamkhanli and Eldar Guliyev?) at the end of the article "Damned Azerittifag" published in the newspaper on 17 September 2008 insulted her honor and dignity. Nasimi District court Judge Elman Ahmadov issued a decision to sentence Nazim Guliyev to pre-trial detention and a search warrant has been issue for Guliyev since he did not come to the court.