Today, 14 May, in the Nasimi District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Elman Ahmadov, a hearing was scheduled to take place against “Ideal” Newspaper founder Nazim Guliyev on the lawsuit filed in the special format under articles 147.2 (libel, accusing someone of committing a grave or especially grave crime) and 148 (insult) by "Azeri-Turk" Women's Union Chairperson Tanzila Rustamkhanli and Sabira Mahmudova.
Although both parties took part in the hearing, the defendant’s lawyer Elbrus Sarivelli asked the judge to postpone the hearing because he did not feel well. Judge E. Ahmadov postponed the hearing until 19 May 11:30 a.m.
Tanzila Rustamkhanli and Sabira Mahmudova demand that the judge issue a decision to punish “Ideal” Newspaper founder Nazim Guliyev in accordance with articles 147.2, and 148 of the Criminal Code.
On the basis of the lawsuit filed against N. Guliyev in the special format (i.e. could lead to imprisonment) under articles 147.2 (libel in accusing someone in grave or especially grave crime) and 148 (insult) by "Azeri-Turk" Women's Union Chairperson Tanzila Rustamkhanli and Sabira Mahmudova, Nasimi District Court Judge Elman Ahmadov issued a decision to sentence Nazim Guliyev to pre-trial detention in November 2008, and a search warrant was issued for Guliyev since he did not come to the court and he was arrested on 24 April 2009.
An investigation is still being carried out into the charges put forth against Guliyev under articles 182 (demanding via threats) and 311 (bribe taking) of the Criminal Code by the Department to Fight against Corruption at the Chief Prosecutor’s Office.