P.S. NOTA NEWSPAPER EDITOR-IN-CHIEF ENDS PRISON TERM

February 8th, 2010
Today, 8 February, P.S.Nota newspaper editor-in-chief Sardar Alibeyli was released from prison #14 after three month imprisonment.

S.Alibeyli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety (IRFS) that he did not have any complaints about his prison conditions or health during his prison term. The Editor-in-chief noted that he will continue his work and will fight through his articles and added that he will restore P.S.Nota newspaper’s operation.
On 8 October Nizami District Court issued a verdict to sentence Nota Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Substitute Sardar Alibeyli (Aliyev) and former chief adviser of Nota newspaper Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) to three months imprisonment according to the lawsuit of “Azadlig Harakatchilari” Union Chairman Tahmasib Novruzov.  Ramiz Tagiyev, another correspondent of the newspaper, was sentenced to six months conditional imprisonment under the same verdict.
On 9 October, a decision was issued on the appeal of both parties against the decision of the Nizami District Court adopted on the special lawsuit of several Internal Army representatives against Nota Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Alibeyli, and Sardar Alibayli was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment including his previous sentence.
Sardar Alibeyli is the editor-in-chief of Nota Bene and Nota newspapers. Nota Bene and Nota newspapers were announced “racketeering press” by the Press Council and publishing houses refused to print them. Therefore S.Alibeyli founded P.S.Nota newspaper.