June 16th, 2009
Today, 16 June, in the Sabail District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Araz Huseynov, a hearing was scheduled to take place on the lawsuit of “Azadlig” Newspaper Director Azer Ahmadov against the National Security Ministry (NSM) and Chief Prosecutor’s Office’s Investigation Department Head on Grave Crimes Eldar Ahmadov to declare the eavesdropping of his phone calls unfounded. The hearing was postponed until 23 June at noon because Ahmedov’s lawyer Fariz Namazli was not able to participate in the hearing.

A. Ahmadov filed this lawsuit because his phone calls were eavesdropped on when an investigation was in progress into the case of “Azadlig” Newspaper correspondent Agil Khalil. Ahmadov demands that eavesdropping on his phone calls be considered unfounded and he be paid compensation for moral damages.