Journalist’s appeal against court ruling denied

On October 9th Shirvan Appeals Court denied the appeal filed by Azadliq newspaper correspondent Ramin Deko (Jabrailzade) against May 17th decision of the Lenkaran Regional Court, the journalist's lawyer Fariz Namazli told the IRFS on October 11th. Judge Suleymanov upheld the original ruling.

The lawyer intends to file cassation appeal against the Appeals Court decision, produced in the absence of him and his client.  

MP Novruzali Aslanov appealed to Lankaran City Court, accusing Azadlig newspaper correspondent Ramin Deko (Jabrayilov) of defaming his personal dignity and reputation, claiming that his business and political reputation was damaged in the article titled Fizuli Alakbarov buys Ivanovka houses for 80 000 manats printed in the October 26th 2011 issue of Azadlig newspaper #249(4700). He demanded the journalist to make an official apology. He also asked the court to charge the journalist under Article 147 (libel), to fine him 10 000 manats as compensation for psychological damage, and to give that amount to an orphanage in Baku. On May 17 Lenkaran Regional Court imposed a 3,000 AZN fine on the journalist.

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