Today, 28 January, in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Matanat Hajiyeva, a hearing was scheduled to be held on the special lawsuit of Maleyka Asadova and Emil Jarchiyev against the assistant editor-in chief of "Korrupsiya ve Jamiyyat" Journal Mubariz Masimoglu. However, the hearing was postponed until 30 January at 4:00 p.m. because the injured parties and the defendant’s lawyer did not participate in the hearing.
This lawsuit stems from a dispute which happened on a public bus between assistant editor-in chief of "Korrupsiya ve Jamiyyat" Jurnal Mubariz Masimoglu and Maleyka Asadova (note: this is not Azerbaijan's Popular Artist Maleyka Asadova) and Emil Jarchiyev in August of 2008. A lawsuit has been filed against Mubariz Masimoglu under article of hooliganism. According to Mubariz Masimoglu, the lawsuit has been filed at the order of the Yasamal District Police Department Chief Mohubbet Huseynov. The journalist claims that he was not informed that an investigation was carried out and the case was sent to the court.