Zeynalli defended his position and said that 3,000 ZN fine should be annuled; he was ready to pay 100 AZN in stage-by-stage.
Judge decided not to grant the appeal.
Zeynalli said that they would be filing an appeal against the decision as they consider it unfair.
Azerbaijani singer Nushaba Alasgarli filed a lawsuit against Khural newspaper citing humiliation of her honor in an article published in the Khural newspaper on 4 March, 2007. Under the previous court decision, the newspaper was fined 100 AZN. However, the newspaper failed to pay the fine because of financial problems. Later Narimanov District Court fined the newspaper 3,000 AZN for not paying the fine in time.