INTIQAM ALIYEV`S LAWSUIT AGAINST LAWYERS COLLEAGUE NOT FULFILLED

August 12th, 2009
Yesterday, 11 August, in the Nasimi District Court under the chairmanship of Judge Shahin Abdullayev, a hearing was held on the lawsuit of Intigam Aliyev against Lawyers Colleague (LC) to consider the failure to accept him to Lawyers Colleague’s membership unfounded, and on the lawsuit of LC against Intigam Aliyev to defend business image.

Parties made speeches. To Intiqam Aliyev`s question “Why wasn’t I admitted to Lawyers Colleague,” LC representative Mazahır Sadıqov responded, “The person who crosses his legs during LC presidium meetings, which are very official, who files a lawsuit in connection with unreliability of LC’s Constituent Assembly, who writes critical articles about LC leadership and members has no right to become the member of the organization.”  
After deliberation, the judge rejected I.Aliyev’s lawsuit to consider the failure to accept him to Lawyers Colleague’s membership unfounded. The judge did not fulfill the parties’ demand for compensation against each other.
Intigam Aliyev told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that this decision is politically motivated and therefore he will file an appeal against it.