May 19th, 2009
Today, 19 May, in the Khatai District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Bahram Shukurov, a preliminary hearing was scheduled to take place on the special lawsuit of “Azadlig Harakatchilari” Union Chairman Tahmasib Novruzov (to defend his honor and dignity) against “Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Aliyev under article 148 (insult), and against “Nota” Newspaper employees Ramiz Tagiyev and Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) under article 147.2 (accusing someone of grave crimes or especially grave crimes).

Judge B. Shukurov postponed the hearing until 20 May at 3:00 p.m. saying that he wants to get a certificate confirming that the newspapers where articles about T. Novruzov were written were in fact published at “Chap Evi” Publishing House.
In March, T. Novruzov filed a lawsuit against Sardar Alibeyli (Aliyev), Ramiz Tagiyev and Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) for the articles published about him and on 31 March, in the Khatai District Court, Judge Togrul Aliyev adopted a decision for “Nota” Newspaper to publish a refutation about the articles and apologize. T.Novruzov filed a special lawsuit again due to the article “Apology article for Tahmasib Novruzov whose honor is stepped on and whose dignity is degraded,” which was published in the April 05-11 2009 edition of the newspaper.