HEARING ON “ZERKALO” NEWSPAPER POSTPONED DEFINETELY

October 7th, 2008
Today (7 October) a hearing on the Justice Ministry Penitentiary Services' lawsuit against "Zerkalo" Newspaper and journalist Alyona Myasnikova was scheduled to take place in the Yasamal District Court under the chairmanship of Judge Ragib Gurbanov.

Representatives for both the prosecution and defense did not participate in the hearing. Therefore the hearing was postponed indefinitely.

Recall that the articles "Death Sentence", "Open Tuberculosis Zone", and "Gobustan Cemetery" were published in "Zerkalo" Newspaper. In connection with this, the Justice Ministry Penitentiary Services appealed to court and demanded that Myasnikova be fined 50,000 AZN and "Zerkalo" Newspaper publish a refutation.