ONE DAY GIVEN FOR PLAINTIFF IN CAUSE ON INSULT TO MAKE UP HIS MIND

April 23rd, 2008
Today (April 23) in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Ragib Gurbanov, a hearing on Azerbaijan Publishing House Major Editor Ilham Sadigov’s lawsuit against “Azadilg” Newspaper and newspaper reader/freelance writer Elmira Tofiggizi was held.

Ilham Sadigov and defense lawyer Elchin Sadigov participated in the hearing.  During the hearing, the judge declared that the trial will be renewed. While the plaintiff did not protest against this, defense lawyer Elchin Sadigov did. After this the judge gave the plaintiff time to determine his demands. E. Sadigov also protested against this.  “Civil Procedural Code Article 14.2 shows that the demand of the claim cannot be changed,” said E. Sadigov. “If this occurs it is a law violation.” Then the judge scheduled the next hearing on this case for 24 April at 9:30 a.m.  Recall that I. Sadigov filed a lawsuit over a critical article published in “Azadlig” Newspaper and written by Elmira Tofiggizi about a publication about “Koroglu” that the Publishing House’s Major Editor wrote. I. Sadigov is seeking the institution of separate 20,000 AZN fines against both Tofiggizi and “Azadlig” Newspaper.