Yesterday, 13 April, in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of Svetlana Ahmedova, a hearing was held on the lawsuit of "Haji Mazan" LTD's Founder Ramazan Zeynalov to defend his honor and dignity against "Gundalik Baki" Newspaper's Founder and Editor-in-Chief Habil Valiyev.
The plaintiff’s lawyer Rafig Abdullayev said that articles about Ramazan Zeynalov continue to be published in “Gundalik Baki” despite the ongoing court trials regarding these articles.
Habil Valiyev denied this and stated that the lawsuit is unfounded.
Then "Gundalik Baki" Newspaper's lawyer and representative Zaur Ibrahimov asked the judge for some time so he can make a written statement.
Considering the appeal of the representative, Judge Ahmedova scheduled the next hearing for 15 April at 5:00 p.m.
This lawsuit stems from articles "Narcotics Itinerary in the South" published in the newspaper on 14 January 2009 and "Narcotics Itinerary in the South – 2" published in the newspaper on 22 January, 2009. The plaintiff is seeking the publication of a refutation, an apology from the newspaper, and 1 million AZN from Editor-in-Chief Habil Valiyev for the company in compensation for moral damages.