LAWSUIT OF YENI MUSAVAT NEWSPAPER LAWSUIT AGAINST CUSTOMS COMMITTEE NOT FULFILLED

March 16th, 2010
Today, 16 March, in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Matanat Hajiyeva, a hearing was held on Yeni Musavat newspaper’s lawsuit against the State Customs Committee regarding its failure to answer an information inquiry.

Judge M.Hajiyeva adopted a decision to not fulfill the lawsuit.
The Plaintiff’s Representative V.Huseyn told Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety that the decision will be appealed.
The lawsuit stems from the failure to respond to the information inquiry that Yeni Musavat newspaper had addressed to the State Customs Committee. In the inquiry information was asked regarding the sections of customs incomes (VAT, customs taxes) for imports to Azerbaijan, indicators on the goods groups (including cars) and the most important goods, and the total volume of imported goods which are freed from the customs incomes and goods on separate years between 2004-2008.