JOURNALIST AGAIN SUES AZERBAIJAN STATE OIL ACADEMY RECTOR

December 24th, 2010
Journalist Elmin Badalov, former student of Azerbaijan State Oil Academy (ASOA), filed another lawsuit against ASOA and its rector Siyavus Garayev, Badalov told IRFS today.

According to Badalov, the lawsuit will be heard in Nasimi District Court. Preliminary hearing will be held at 10.30 am, 6 January, 2010.
Badalov is an employee of Yeni Musavat daily.
BACKGROUND
Elmin Badalov was dismissed from State Oil Academy on 19 January, 2010. On 12 November 2009 Bedelov published on the pia.az website an article titled “Reportage from Azerbaijan State Oil Academy” regarding incidents of bribery and financial fraud in the Azerbaijan State Oil Academy. The student-journalist claims that the harassment he faced and his failures at the university are because of his articles. He had filed a lawsuit to Nasimi District Court to restore his right to education. On 5 April, 2010 the Nasimi District Court rejected the lawsuit of Badalov against Azerbaijan State Oil Academy and rector Siyavush Garayev. On 2 July, 2010, Baku Appeals Court upheld this decision as well. On November 23, the Supreme Court upheld the decision again.