Yesterday, 14 December, in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Abbas Rzayev, a hearing was held on the special format lawsuit against Gundelik Baku newspaper filed by Saatli region Deputy Chief of the Executive Administration Ilham Guliyev.
The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by deputy editor-in-chief of the newspaper Vazeh Bahramoglu. He said that the judge issued a decision to not accept the lawsuit for consideration.
Saatli District Executive Administration Deputy Chief Ilham Guliyev filed a special format lawsuit in the Yasamal District Court under articles 147.1 (libel) and 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code against Gundalik Baki newspaper. The lawsuit stems from the article “Money ‘scandal’ in Saatli and the action of the Executive Administration Chief” that was published in Gundalik Baki newspaper on 10-17 November.