KHURAL NEWSPAPER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF FILES APPEAL

August 5th, 2010

Today, 5 August, Khural newspaper Editor-in-chief Avaz Zeynalli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that he filed an appeal against the decision of the Narimanov District Court that had been adopted on the lawsuit of Presidential Administration Head Ramiz Mehdiyev.

BACKGROUND

 

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.

 

Khural newspaper was established in October 2002 and is published once a week.