PRELIMINARY HEARING POSTPONED AGAIN

May 19th, 2009
Today, 19 May, in the Khatai District Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Habil Mammadov, a preliminary hearing was scheduled to take place on the lawsuit of Deputy Minister of Interior, Internal Army Commander, General-Lieutenant Zakir Hasanov against “Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-Chief substitute Sardar Alibeyli under article 147.2 (libel) in the special format. However, the judge postponed the hearing until 2 June at 4:00 p.m.

According to Alibeyli, the judge said that there are new facts regarding the case and they need to be investigated.  
Deputy Minister of Interior, Internal Army Commander, General-Lieutenant Zakir Hasanov has filed a lawsuit against “Nota” Newspaper editor-in-chief Sardar Alibeyli in the special format under article 147.2 (libel in accusing someone of grave or especially grave crime) of the Criminal Code claiming that the articles about the Internal troops published in the latest editions of the newspaper contained writings damaging to his honor and dignity and his reputation.