Today, 24 June, in the Baku Economic Court #1, under the Chairmanship of Judge Museyib Bayramov, the hearing was held on the lawsuit of “Legal Education of Sumgayit Youth” (LESY) Public Union against Azerbaijan’s National TV and Radio Council (NTRC).
LESY President Elchin Mammadli told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.
LESY President Elchin Mammadli, LESY’s lawyer Mushfig Abdullayev, and NTRC Law and License Department Head Nemet Javadov participated in the hearing.
NTRC Representative N. Javadov objected to the lawsuit and filed a motion to throw out the case claiming that it is unfounded. E. Mammadli stated that his lawsuit is founded.
Judge M. Bayramov scheduled the next hearing on this case for 29 June at 3 p.m.
In January 2009 LESY Public Union appealed to the NTRC to open a new TV channel in Sumgayit, but the appeal was rejected. LESY appealed to court to declare the NTRC’s refusal to grant a license to LESY to open a new TV regional channel in Sumgayit unfounded.