January 8th, 2008
Today in the Yasamal District Court under the chairmanship of the Judge Sudaba Mammadova the hearing into the imprisoned “Azadlig” Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Ganimat Zahid’s case was postponed.

The court hearing was postponed because the accused sides were absent in the hearing due to severe weather. Besides, G.Zahid’s lawyer Elchin Sadigov filed a petition regarding the consideration of Editor-in-Chief’s release on the basis of Article 320 (solving of pre-trial detention matter) of Criminal Procedure Code. But the judge noted that, “we can’t consider this matter as the court hearing postponed. We have considered this matter once. We’ll consider it during next hearings if it is necessary”. The judge scheduled the next court hearing January 15 at 11 p.m.

After the court hearing was postponed, in his interview to the journalists the lawyer of the Editor-in-Chief Elchin Sadigov noted that, “there is not any news related to the provocation against G.Zahid. Both G.Zahid himself and we have addressed an information request to the prison chairman regarding the current situation. I have no information regarding prison chairman’s attitude”.