Today, 25 December, in the Narimanov District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Turgay Huseynov, a court hearing was scheduled to take place on the lawsuit (to consider the inactivity of high-rank official illegal) of “Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Alibayli (Aliyev) against Youth and Sports Minister Azad Rahimov.
However, the judge invited Youth and Sports Ministry senior lawyer Rauf Aliyev and “Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Alibayli to his room. Upon returning from this meeting, S.Aliyev stated that he took his lawsuit back. According to him, Youth and Sports Ministry senior lawyer Rauf Aliyev gave him the answer to his inquiry; therefore he took his lawsuit back.
On 8 October 2008 S.Alibayli sent an information inquiry to A.Rahimov and asked him to express his position on an article entitled “Two Ministers’ One Wedding Palace” published in 5-11 October edition of “Nota” newspaper and to answer several questions. However, the minister did not reply to the inquiry. Therefore S.Alibayli appealed to the Narimanov District Court demanding that the inactivity of A.Rahimov be considered illegal, the information inquiry be responded and he be fined in the amount 100 000 AZN.