HEARING HELD ON HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER’S SPECIAL LAWSUIT AGAINST EDITOR-IN-CHIEF

August 11th, 2009
Today, 11 August, in the Narimanov District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Arif Ismayilov, a hearing was held on the special lawsuit of Human Rights Defender Chingiz Ganizade against “Milletim” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev).

Special Plaintiff Chingiz Ganizade and his representative Ragif Mustafayev, and Faramaz Novruzoglu and his lawyer on behalf of the defendant participated in the hearing.

F.Novrzoglu’s lawyer I.Karimov asked the judge to postpone the hearing to be familiarized with the case. Note that Novruzoglu’s motion to be provided with a lawyer by the government free of charge was fulfilled during the last hearing.

The judge fulfilled the motion of A.Ismayilov and scheduled the next hearing for 13 August at 9:30 a.m.
Human rights defender Chingiz Ganizade filed a lawsuit under articles 147.2 (accusing someone in grave or especially grave crimes) and 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code in the special format against F.Novruzoglu due to series of articles about criminal cases in prisons and concealing of these cases by human rights defenders in “Milletim” newspaper by F.Novruzoglu.