January 23rd, 2009
Today, 23 January, in the Baku Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Huseyn Talibov, a hearing was conducted on the appeal of the Defense Ministry Beylegan Military Unit Commander

General-major Mahmud Hamzayev against the decision of the Yasamal District Court adopted on Hamzayev’s special lawsuit against "Gundalik Baki" Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Habil Aliyev, Deputy Chief Editor Uzeyir Jafarov, officer-in-reserve Arif Rahimov and Telman Abilov under article 147.2 (accusing someone of committing grave especially grave crime) of the Criminal Code. "Gundalik Baki" Newspaper Assistant Editor-in-Chief Uzeyir Jafarov told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

According to Uzeyir Hajibayov, the judge did not fulfill M. Hamzayev’s appeal and issued a decision to uphold the decision of the Yasamal District Court.