PARVIZ AZIMOV TO APPEAL TO COURT AGAIN REGARDING HIS RESTORATION TO UNIVERSITY

July 10th, 2009
Problem related to Lankeran State University’s former student Parviz Azimov’s restoration to university remains unsolved. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by P.Azimov today.

“Although in the Lankeran City Court, during hearings held under the chairmanship of Judge Azer Samadov, the judge suggested several times that the parties come to an agreement, the university leadership has not done anything regarding this issue,” said Azimov. “After the last hearing on 23 June, I was able to meet with the leadership of the university. They told me that I would be restored to the university in six months.” 
P.Azimov emphasized that he will appeal to court again in connection with this issue.
Parviz Azimov filed a lawsuit in the Lankaran City Court to declare his wrongful expulsion from Lankeran State University (LSU) illegal. During a hearing held on 23 June, the consideration of the lawsuit was postponed indefinitely due to negotiations that took place between the parties regarding an agreement.

LSU claims that Parviz Azimov violated internal discipline rules to expel him; however Azimov says that he was expelled because of his article “Open Bazaar in Closed Rooms,” which was published in “Janub Khabarlari” Newspaper on 10 February 2009.