Masalli Executive Power head sues journalist

October 19th, 2015

 

 

Rafil Huseynov, the head of Masalli Regional Executive Power, suing Miralam Hashimov, an employee of the cenubnews.com website, reported the journalist on 17 October.

 

According to Hashimov, Rafil Huseynov claims that his honour, dignity and business reputation were damaged by news reports published on the website. He has demanded 5000 AZN in compensation.

“In the news article titled Masalli’s park boulevard flooded, no one was insulted, let alone Rafil Huseynov. As for the other article in question, Trees are cut in Masalli,  we noted “we are ready to publish the views of opposite side”. If the claims that the trees were cut down by the leadership were false, they needed to provide a refutation. The article titled Rafil Huseynov: Go kill yourself if you cannot pay electricity bills was published with reference to the Muxalifet.az website, and that news item was also published on a number of other websites,” emphasised the journalist. 

The next hearing will take place on 27 October.