Today, 8 May, in the Nasimi District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ikram Shirinov, a court hearing was scheduled to take place on the lawsuit of Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety Chairman Emin Huseynov against the Ministry of Interior, Nasimi District Police Department and Police Unit 22 of the Nasimi District Police Department. The lawsuit stems from police pressure that Huseynov was subjected to in June 2008.
Plaintiff Emin Huseynov could not attend the hearing and his authoritative representative, Media Rights Institute employee Elchin Sadigov asked the court to postpone the hearing.
The next hearing is scheduled to take place on 13 May at 11:30 a.m.
On 14 June 2008, a group of fans of Cuban revolutionary Ernesto Che Guevera was trying to conduct an event in "Alaturka" Restaurant when the employees of law enforcement organs interfered. IRFS Chairman Emin Huseynov, who was there observing and filming the event, was beaten by police in the Police Department 22. Emin Huseynov lost his consciousness due to police pressure and received treatment for more than twenty days in the hospital and is still receiving treatment.