PRELIMINARY HEARING HELD ON EYYUB KARIMOV’S APPEAL

March 29th, 2010
Today, 29 March, in the Baku Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Abid Abdinbayov, a preliminary hearing was held on the appeal of Femida 007 Newspaper Editor-in-chief Eyyub Karimov against the verdict of the Yasamal District issued on 23 February on the basis of Interior Minister Ramil Usubov’s lawsuit.

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and safety was told this by E.Karimov.
Karimov said that he filed a motion to obtain several documents in the case materials. The judge fulfilled the motion and postponed the hearing until 8 April at 2:00 p.m.
Interior Minister Ramil Usubov filed a lawsuit against Eyyub Karimov under article 147.2 of the Criminal Code due to articles “Letter fancier,” and “NSM and Chief Prosecutor’s Office know well who ordered it,” which were published in Femida-007 newspaper; and “Internal Ministry inside and outside of the game” published in Azadlig newspaper. On the basis of this lawsuit the Yasamal District Court sentenced Eyyub Karimov to 1.5 years corrective labor and he has to pay 15% of his salary to the government.
Femida 007 Newspaper Editor-in-chief Eyyub Karimov filed an appeal against the verdict of the Yasamal District issued on 23 February.