NEWSPAPER’S LAWSUIT AGAINST BANK WAS NOT GRANTED

July 28th, 2011
Today, Narimanov District Court heard the lawsuit filed by “Unikal” neswpaper editor-in-chief Asaf Rzayev against “ Tekhnikabank”. Judge Sanan Hajiyev presided over the hearing. 

The lawsuit was not granted, lawyer Rzayev told IRFS.

The newspaper editor said that the decision is not fair and that he will be appealing against the decision.

BACKGROUND

The lawsuit stems from an article published by Unikal newspaper about the problems between AMAY trade center and Texnikabank Open Joint Stock Company, which resulted in submission of complaints to the Press Council by the banl. The complaints were investigated by the editorial office and it was revealed that the the complaints contained open insults targeting the editor-in-chief and staff of the newspaper. That’s why the newspaper lodged a lawsuit against the bank with Narimanov District Count. The newspaper demands symbolic 1 AZN in compensation and an apologize for the newspaper staff.