P.S Nota Newspaper’s Editor-in-chief Sardar Alibeyli (Aliyev) told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) that he was subject to provocation. He said that on 21 February, in the early morning, he was insulted by his Arabic neighbor who lives upstairs. S.Alibeyli said that he remained calm and called “102” service, then he was invited to the police department #35 regarding this and wrote a statement.
“This provocation against me is related to my opinions in the press conference I held after I was released and my interview published in Khural Newspaper,” said S.Alibeyli who noted that he appealed to meet with Internal Affairs Minister Ramil Usubov regarding this incident.
On 8 October, 2009 Nizami District Court issued a verdict to sentence Nota Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Substitute Sardar Alibeyli (Aliyev) and former chief adviser of Nota newspaper Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) to three months imprisonment according to the lawsuit of “Azadlig Harakatchilari” Union Chairman Tahmasib Novruzov. Ramiz Tagiyev, another correspondent of the newspaper, was sentenced to six months conditional imprisonment under the same verdict.
On 9 October, a decision was issued on the appeal of both parties against the decision of the Nizami District Court adopted on the special lawsuit of several Internal Army representatives against Nota Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Alibeyli, and Sardar Alibayli was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment including his previous sentence. S.Alibeyli ended prison term on 8 February and was freed.
Sardar Alibeyli is the editor-in-chief of Nota Bene and Nota newspapers. Nota Bene and Nota newspapers were announced “racketeering press” by the Press Council and publishing houses refused to print them. Therefore S.Alibeyli founded P.S.Nota newspaper.