HEARING HELD AGAINST “NOTA” NEWSPAPER

July 10th, 2009
Today, 10 July, in the Nizami District Court, under the chairmanship of Ziya Aliyev, a hearing took place on the special lawsuit of “Azadlig Harakatchilari” Union Chairman Tahmasib Novruzov (to defend his honor and dignity) against “Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Substitute Sardar Alibeyli (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).

Both parties made a speech during the hearing. Plaintiff Tahmasib Novruzov and his lawyer Azizaga Habilov defended their lawsuit and asked the court to punish the defendants.
Defendants – Sardar Alibeyli, Faramaz Novruzoglu and Ramiz Tagiyev said that the lawsuit was unfounded, and asked the court to reject it.
Defendant Faramaz Novruzoglu objected to the judge and filed a motion to give the case to another judge. The judge did not fulfill this motion and scheduled the next hearing on this case for 17 July at 2:00 p.m.

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.