November 16th, 2009
On 13 November, in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Khagani Tagiyev, a preliminary hearing was held on the special format lawsuit of Internal Minister Ramil Usubov against “Femida 007” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Eyyub Karimov. The plaintiff’s representative Alirza Habilov and defendant Eyyub Karimov took part in the hearing. 

The judge told Eyyub Kerimov that a lawyer was appointed to him on the account of the state. However, E.Karimov rejected the lawyer and said that he will defend his rights himself. Then E.Karimov said that the lawsuit was not prepared according to the requirements of the legislation and put forth a motion to reject the lawsuit for consideration. The judge did not fulfill the motion.

The hearing on this case is now scheduled for 26 November at 11.30.

Interior Minister Ramil Usubov filed a lawsuit against Eyyub Karimov under article 147.2 of the Criminal Code due to articles “Letter fancier,” and “NSM and Chief Prosecutor’s Office know well who ordered it,” which were published in Femida-007 newspaper; and “Internal Ministry inside and outside of the game” published in Azadlig newspaper.