Justice Ministry Court Executors’ Narimanov District Department sent a notification letter to the Khural newspaper’s editorial office, saying the newspaper has 10 days to pay 10,000 AZN compensation in accordance with the lawsuit of Presidential Administration Head Ramiz Mehdiyev against Khura, the editor-in-chief Avaz Zeynalli told IRFS today.
“The newspaper is not able to pay this fine. Having no other way, the newspaper staff has decided to launch a hunger strike,” the editor said.
Mehdiyev’s lawsuit stemmed from the article entitled “Ramiz Mehdiyev’s plan against Bakhtiyar Vahabzade!!! Why did the Presidential Administration head punish people and the Executive Administration head of Shaki?” that was published in Khural newspaper on 23 May 2010. The plaintiff demanded that a refutation be published and 10,000 AZN in fines be paid in a transfer to the account of “Umid yeri” Children’s House in Bina settlement. The lawsuit was fulfilled on 2 July. On 1 September, the Appeals Court upheld the decision. The supreme Court also upheld the Appeals Court decision on 17 November.
Khural newspaper was established in October 2002 and is published once a week.