LEADERSHIP OF “YENI MUSAVAT” NEWSPAPER APPEALS TO INTERIOR MINISTER DUE TO THREAT

March 5th, 2008
"Yeni Musavat" Newspaper’s leadership appealed to Minister of Interior Ramil Usubov today.

"In the appeal we asked Minister R. Usubov to take necessary measures with regards to the threats made against our employee and around our editorial office,” "Yeni Musavat" Newspaper Assistant Editor-in-chief Azer Aykhan told the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety. “I have already contacted the Press Relations Manager of the Tax Ministry about this matter and asked him to take the matter seriously and to report this to the Minister. But he apologized, saying that there isn't enough evidence in the information and that is why they have difficulty reporting this to the Minister."
 Recall that after an article entitled "Facts are being collected about Fazil Mammadov" was published in "Yeni Musavat" Newspaper's 28 February edition, the author of the article was harassed. Unknown people called the editorial office of the newspaper and asked about the author of the article and tried to obtain this journalist’s contact information.