“NOTA” NEWSPAPER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF SUBSTITUTE SENTENCED TO SEVEN MONTHS CONDITIONAL IMPRISONMENT

July 21st, 2009
Today, 20 July, in the Nizami District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Vidadi Mammadov, a hearing was held on the special lawsuit of Internal Army Commander, General-Lieutenant Zakir Hasanov, Internal Army Deputy Commander Fakhraddin Samadov, Internal Army Financial Manager Namig Poladov and Internal Army Staff Department Head, Colonel Nasir Huseynov under article 147.2 (accusing someone in grave or especially grave crimes) of the Criminal Code against “Nota” newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Substitute Sardar Alibeyli. 

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by Sardar Alibeyli.

 

 A decision was adopted to sentence Sardar Alibeyli to seven months conditional imprisonment.

The plaintiffs filed a lawsuit against Sardar Alibeyli in the special format under article 147.2 (libel in accusing someone of grave or especially grave crime) of the Criminal Code claiming that the articles about the Internal troops published in the latest editions of the newspaper contained writings damaging to their honor and dignity and their reputation.