FINAL DECISION ON POST OFFICE LAWSUIT OF RIGHTS DEFENDER TO BE ISSUED IN COMING DAYS

February 18th, 2011
Today, the Yasamal District Court heard the next stage of the lawsuit brought by human rights defender Rasul Jafarov against Azerpochtexpress. Judge Fuad Talishinsky presided over the hearing.

In attendance at today's hearing were Jafarov's lawyer Yasar Agazadeh, Azerpochtexpress representative Bahram Safarov, and Mukhtar Mustafayev from Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines became involved in the lawsuit after a motion put forward by Jafarov, made in response to Azerpocht's claim that the documents had been lost by Turkish Airlines.
The sides made final speech to defend their position. The Judge announced that the decision will be issued on February 21st, at 9 am.
Jafarov, the 2010 Fellow of the International Bridge of Justice group, was unable to travel to Singapore for an International Bridge of Justice conference because the postal service lost his visa documents. Because Singapore does not have an embassy in Azerbaijan, Jafarov was required to submit his documents to the Singaporean embassy in Geneva, but the Azerpochtexpress Communications Office lost his documents.