HEARING HELD ON LAWSUIT OF EDITOR-IN-CHIEF AGAINST PRESS COUNCIL

March 29th, 2010
Today, 29 March, in the Nasimi District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ikram Shirinov, a hearing was held on the lawsuit of Tezadlar newspaper editor-in-chief Asif Merizli against Press Council Chairman Aflatun Amashov.

Tezadlar newspaper editor-in-chief Asif Merzili, his lawyer Alirza Habilov, and defense representative Shamsaddin Aliyev took part in the hearing
The plaintiff’s lawyer A.Habilov put forth a motion to send the case to the Local Economic Court to be considered on the essence. The defendant’s representative S.Aliyev asked the judge to deny the motion.
Judge I.Shirinov scheduled the next hearing on this case for 30 March at 5:00 p.m. to declare a decision regarding the motion.  
On September 16, 2009, PC included Tezadlar newspaper on the list of “racketeering” publications after an article regarding the opening of Turkey-Azerbaijan borders was published in the newspaper on 29 August, 2009. The newspaper’s editor-in-chief A.Merizli considered it unfounded and appealed to court.