September 12th, 2008

Today (12 September), in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Ragib Gurbanov, the court hearing on the lawsuit of folklore expert Islam Sadig against "Azadlig" Newspaper concluded. The lawsuit was not fulfilled.

The plaintiff appealed to the court because he was unhappy about views expressed about him in the article "He can drown Koroglu," which was published in the 4-9 October 2007 edition of "Azadlig" Newspaper. Gurbanov demanded that the newspaper pay 20,000 AZN in compensation for damages.
During a previous hearing, the court sent the phrase "it is Armenian finger", about which Sadig was unhappy, for linguistic expertise. The results of the expertise came out yesterday. It is noted in the conclusion that the phrase is ironic and was not damaging to his honor and dignity.