Today, 19 May, in the Nasimi District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Elman Ahmadov, a hearing took place against “Ideal” Newspaper founder Nazim Guliyev on the lawsuit filed in the special format under articles 147.2 (libel, accusing someone of committing a grave or especially grave crime) and 148 (insult) by "Azeri-Turk" Women's Union Chairperson Tanzila Rustamkhanli and Sabira Mahmudova.
Journalists were not allowed in the court hall.
Judge E. Ahmadov left for deliberation and scheduled the hearing for the second half of the day.
S. Mahmudova told the journalists that considering the family situation of N.Guliyev, they rescinded their lawsuits and wrote an application regarding settlement. According to S.Mahmudova, they didn’t withdraw their lawsuit regarding the closure of “Ideal” Newspaper back.
Journalists were not allowed in the hearing held during the second half of the day.
The next hearing on this case will take place on 20 May at 3:00 p.m.
Tanzila Rustamkhanli and Sabira Mahmudova had previously demanded that the court issue a decision to punish “Ideal” Newspaper founder Nazim Guliyev in accordance with articles 147.2, and 148 of the Criminal Code.
On the basis of the lawsuit filed against N. Guliyev in the under articles 147.2 (libel in accusing someone in grave or especially grave crime) and 148 (insult) by "Azeri-Turk" Women's Union Chairperson Tanzila Rustamkhanli and Sabira Mahmudova, Nasimi District Court Judge Elman Ahmadov issued a decision to sentence Nazim Guliyev to pre-trial detention in November 2008, and a search warrant was issued for Guliyev since he did not come to the court and he was arrested on 24 April 2009.