August 4th, 2008
Lawsuit filed by the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) Chairman  Emin Huseynov against Ministry of Interior Nasimi District Police Department and Nasimi District Police Department’s Unit #22 on his beating was returned by the court.

On 25 July 2008 Nasimi District court Judge Ikram Shirinov approved a decision to return the lawsuit to the plaintiff.
It is noted in the decision that “the lawsuit is to be considered as a regular case, not a special case. Each of the defendants is asked to pay 50,000 (fifty thousand –total 150, 000 AZN) AZN in compensation. This characteristic of the lawsuit must be considered through general consideration, not special.”
As they consider this decision illegal, Emin Huseynov’s representatives (Elchin Sadigov and Khalid Agaliyev) have filed a complaint against this decision in the Nasimi District Court today (4 August).
“The lawsuit was presented to the court in special order so police pressure and violation of freedom of assembly are investigated by the court and the ones behind these violations pay compensation. If we were to appeal in the general order, it would seem that we don’t object these violations, but simply want compensation,” K. Agaliyev said.