April 27th, 2009
Today, 27 April, in the Khatai District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ilgar Garalov, a preliminary hearing was held on the special lawsuit of “Azadlig Harakatchilari” Union Chairman Tahmasib Novruzov (to defend his honor and dignity) against “Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Aliyev under article 148 (insult), AND against “Nota” Newspaper employees Ramiz Tagiyev and Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) under article 147.2 (accusing someone of grave crimes or especially grave crimes).  

This lawsuit stems from articles – “Whose orders is Tahmasib Novruzov fulfilling” (1-7 February, 2009, edition 04 (018), “Anti-Terror Center threatens our employees” (8-14 February, edition 05 (019), “Who is NSM’s person in APA”, “Bahlul Muradova raises one more criminal case” (22-28 February, 2009, edition 07 (021), “Let your mother die, hey Ramazan” (01-07 March, edition 08 (022), and “Who are forces that want the name of Sevil Nuriyeva to be mentioned in our newspaper” (08-14 March, 2009, edition 09 (023). These were all published in “Nota” Newspaper.
During the hearing, defendants F. Novruzoglu and R. Tagiyev said that they are working at “Milletim” Newspaper at the moment and their address is not shown correctly in the lawsuit. In addition, F. Novruzoglu noted that he was not familiar with the case because the appeal has not been sent to his address.
After these, Judge I. Garalov did not accept the case for consideration, stating that the appeal was not composed correctly.