HEARING HELD ON CASE OF A GROUP OF JOURNALISTS

Today, 19 March, in the Sabail District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Kamala Amirkhanova, a hearing was held on the lawsuit of a group of journalists (Elchin Hasanov, Afgan Mukhtarli, Natig Adilov) against the Sabail District Police Department #39.      

Plaintiff E.Hasanov and his representative Nurlana Aliyeva took part in the hearing. No one on behalf of the defendant participated in the hearing.  
 E.Hasanov asked the judge to fulfill the lawsuit and presented a photo and video recordings on his case to the judge. The judge scheduled the next hearing on this case for 2 April at 3:30 p.m. to be familiar with the evidence.  
On 10 May 2009 Elchin Hasanov, Afgan Mukhtarli, and Natig Adilov were subjected to pressure in front of the Sabail District Police Department #39. They were beaten in front of the police department while they wanted to gather information regarding the detention of a group of young adults who protested against the “Flower Holiday.” The youth wanted to announce a day of funeral for the victims of an attack at the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. The journalists appealed to court to consider the action of police unfounded.

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