Today, 4 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.
F.Novruzoglu filed a motion to be provided with a lawyer by the government free of charge. Plaintiff’s lawyer Ragif Mustafayev filed a motion to invite Justice Ministry penitentiary Services Prison #14 Chief Arshad Hasanov as a witness.
Judge A.Ismayilov fulfilled both of the motions and scheduled the next hearing on this case for 11 August at 4:00 p.m.
Chingiz Ganizade filed a lawsuit in special format 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.