KORRUPSIYA AND JAMIYYAT JOURNAL SENDS APPEAL TO EUROPEAN COURT ON HUMAN RIGHTS

March 19th, 2010
Korrupsiya and Jamiyyat journal was dissatisfied decision issued by local instances on lawsuit against Press Council and sent a complaint to the European Court of Human Rights.

Korrupsiya and Jamiyyat journal editor-in-chief Mammad Ahmedoglu told IRFS that appeal was sent to the European Court because article 6 (right to court trial) of the European Convention on Human Rights was violated.
M.Ahmedoglu filed a lawsuit against the Press Council demanding that the council issue a refutation and apologize for including Korrupsiya ve Jamiyyat on the list of racketeering press, and every defendant pay 4000 (four thousand) AZN for material  damages and 100 000 (hundred thousand) AZN for moral damages. On 30 June 2009 Binagadi District Court issued a decision not to fulfill the lawsuit. The Supreme Court did not fulfill cassation complaint filed on 18 January, 2010.
According to M.Ahmedoglu, he appealed to delegations of international organizations in Baku, embassies of democratic countries and heads of local journalist organizations and ruling media and called on them to refuse cooperation with Press Council.