April 22nd, 2010
Today, 22 April, in the Baku Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Abid Abdinbayov, a hearing was scheduled to take place on the appeal of Femida 007 Newspaper Editor-in-chief Eyyub Karimov against the verdict of the Yasamal District Court issued on 23 February on the basis of Internal Affairs Minister Ramil Usubov’s lawsuit.

The hearing was postponed because Eyyub Karimov wanted to file a cassation complaint regarding the court’s failure to fulfill his motion during the last hearing. The Judge scheduled the next hearing on this case for 6 May at 11:00 a.m.Internal Affairs Minister Ramil Usubov filed a lawsuit against Eyyub Karimov under article 147.2 of the Criminal Code due to articles “Letter fancier,” and “NSM and Chief Prosecutor’s Office know well who ordered it,” which were published in Femida-007 newspaper; and “Internal Ministry inside and outside of the game” published in Azadlig newspaper. On the basis of this lawsuit the Yasamal District Court sentenced Eyyub Karimov to 1.5 years corrective labor and he has to pay 15% of his salary to the government.