JOURNALISTS REMOVED FROM COURTROOM

April 21st, 2008
Today journalists were removed from the courtroom during a hearing in the Yasamal District Court involving Independent Turkey Party Deputy Chairman Mehmet Harun Kayaji.

According to ANS Press’ website, Kayaji appealed the court with a request that his hearing not be covered by the press. Although the hearing was formally declared open, Judge Khagani Tagiyev gave instructions for all journalists present in the courtroom to be removed.