June 22nd, 2009
Today, 23 June, in the Nizami District Court, under the chairmanship of Ziya Aliyev, a preliminary hearing was scheduled to take place on the special lawsuit of “Azadlig Harakatchilari” Union Chairman Tahmasib Novruzov (to defend his honor and dignity) against “Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Sardar Alibeyli (Aliyev) under Article 148 (insult), and against “Nota” Newspaper employees Ramiz Tagiyev and Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) under Article 147.2 (accusing someone of grave crimes or especially grave crimes). However the hearing was postponed for unknown reasons.

Judge Z. Aliyev has rescheduled the preliminary hearing for 29 June at 2:00 p.m.

In March, T. Novruzov filed a lawsuit against Sardar Alibeyli (Aliyev), Ramiz Tagiyev and Faramaz Novruzoglu (Allahverdiyev) for the articles published about him and on 31 March, in the Khatai District Court, Judge Togrul Aliyev adopted a decision for “Nota” Newspaper to publish a refutation about the articles and apologize. T.Novruzov filed a special lawsuit again due to the article “Apology article for Tahmasib Novruzov whose honor is stepped on and whose dignity is degraded,” which was published in the April 05-11 2009 edition of the newspaper.