April 1st, 2010
Today, 1 April, in the Baku Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Sagi Mammadov, a preliminary hearing was conducted on the appeal of “Regional Human Rights and Education Center” Public Union Chairperson Latifa Malikova. The Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety was told this by L.Malikova.

Plaintiff L.Malikova, her representative, Law Education Society lawyer Sadig Bagirov and Justice Ministry representative Nasimi Guliyev participated in the hearing.
Plaintiff L.Malikova and her representative S.Bagirov asked the judge to annul the decision of the Yasamal District Court to not fulfill the lawsuit that was issued on 1 July 2009.
The defendant’s representative asked the court to upheld the decision of the Yasamal District Court.  
The judge scheduled the next hearing for 15 April at 10:30 a.m.
L.Malikova appealed to the Justice Ministry in November 2008 to register the “Regional Human Rights and Education Center” Public Union, and then appealed to court due to the Ministry’s refusal to register the union. On 1 July the Yasamal District Court issued a verdict to not fulfill the lawsuit. On 29 September 2009, the Baku Appellate Court upheld the decision. Malikova filed a cassation appeal which was fulfilled and the case was sent to the Appellate Court for reconsideration.