HEARING ON “ZERKALO” NEWSPAPER POSTPONED

September 19th, 2008
Today (19 September) 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 from the Justice Ministry Penitentiary Services did not show up, and therefore Judge Gurbanov postponed the hearing until 24 September 9:30 a.m.

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.