May 7th, 2008
Today (6 May) a hearing on "Mukhalifat" Newspaper employee Yashar Agazade's lawsuit against Baku State University Director Abel Maharramov for insult to dignity and honor was conducted under the chairmanship of Yasamal District Court Judge Tahir Ismayilov.

The judge didn’t fulfill the claim.

Recall that Agazade sent an inquiry to Minister of Finance Samir Sharifov to get information about housekeeping affairs of BSU. Instead of replying to the inquiry, the Ministry of Finance appealed to BSU and received a letter signed by Maharramov stating that the journalist was the author of biased articles. This letter was given to Agazade, which is why Agazade appealed to the court and is seeking a refutation from Maharramov and the institution of a 1,000 AZN fine against the university director. Agazade wants the 1,000 AZN to be transferred to the Assistance Fund for the Armed Forces of Azerbaijan Republic.