HEARING CONDUCTED REGARDING LAWSUIT AGAINST NTRC

June 16th, 2009
Today, 16 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, LESY’s lawyer Assabeli Mustafayev and NTRC representative Togrul Mammadov participated in the hearing.   
Plaintiff E. Mammadli said the lawsuit is founded, and the opening of a new frequency in Sumgayit city is essential. Then he submitted the copy of the list of signatures gathered from Sumgayit people to open a new frequency to the court.
Defendant’s representative T.Mammadov did not accept the claim and put forth a motion demanding that a decision be adopted to throw out (xitam vermek) the lawsuit filed against the NTRC for the activity and (inactivity) of a high-ranking official.
Judge M.Bayramov said that the motion will be considered during the next hearing hearing and scheduled the next hearing for 24 June at 4:15 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.