February 25th, 2010
Femida 007 Newspaper Editor-in-chief Eyyub Karimov filed an appeal against the verdict of the Yasamal District issued on the special format lawsuit of Internal Minister Ramil Usubov. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by Karimov himself. The editor-in-chief said that the verdict is unfounded and should be annulled.

Interior 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.