EXPERTISE OPINION GIVEN ON “MEIN KAMPF” BOOK TRANSLATED BY AVAZ ZEYNALLI

June 18th, 2009
The Ministry of Justice’s expert opinion on Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" has already been sent to the Narimanov District Court. Editor-in-Chief of “Khural” Newspaper Avaz Zeynalli told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. 

 “Some contradictory opinions were given on this book twice,” said Zeynalli. “Therefore we filed a motion at the beginning of December in 2008 to resend the ‘Mein Kampf’ book to the Justice Ministry for expert assessment.”
The expert opinion will be unveiled during a hearing which will be held on 22 June at 3:00 p.m. in the Narimanov District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Turgay Huseynov.
 
In December 2004 the National Security Ministry instituted a criminal case under the article 283.1 of the CC of Azerbaijan Republic when Adolf Hitler's book "Mein Kampf" was published in Azeri, however the case was thrown out in February 2005 due to failure to prove that a crime was committed. Then in May 2007 due to the reprinting of this book Rustam Usubov, first deputy to the Prosecutor General, reopened this case and the case was sent to the National Security Ministry's Investigation Department. In August of the same year the investigation was concluded and case materials were sent to Narimanov District Court for consideration.