Khural newspaper editor-in-chief Avaz Zeynalli reported to IRFS that the newspaper will be able to restore its operations beginning November 1st.
According to the editor-in-chef, the reason for its recent failure to publish is related to problems with its publishing house. “As the leadership of the editorial-office, we are trying to solve our problems with the publishing house and restore publication of the newspaper beginning next week. We have conducted negotiations with numerous publishing-houses and come to an understanding; however, an agreement between us has not yet been reached” said Avaz Zeynalli.
in May of this year, the property of Khural newspaper was inventoried in preparation for a 10 000 AZN fine requested by a lawsuit filed by the head of the Presidential Administration Ramiz Mehdiyev, a 5000 AZN fine relating to a lawsuit filed by the executive director of the State Support Foundation for Mass Media Vufar Safarli, and a 4000 AZN fine relating to the lawsuit filed by singer Nushaba Alasgarli.
After being forced to pay 5000 AZN in fines as a result of the combined lawsuits, the newspaper appealed to the court to terminate the execution of the fines because it lacked the funds to pay. The appeal was denied and on November 19th executors from Narimanov District Court reviewed and confisticated the property of Khural newspaper’s editorial office. Equipment obtained after September 20th, 2011, when Khural newspaper began daily publication, was included in the inventory, as well as property of the Liberal.az website, whose office is situated in the same building, and computers lent to Khural by other organizations. In all, a very small part of the confiscated equipment was actually owned by Khural newspaper.