PRELIMINARY HEARING POSTPONED

January 24th, 2008
Today in the Nasimi District Court, under the chairmanship of the Judge Mammad Mammadov, a preliminary hearing on the lawsuit put forth by ANS against “Azadlig Fadailari” Newspaper was postponed.

This decision was adopted because “Azadlig Fadailari” Editor-in-Chief Vugar Gurdganli didn’t have some of necessary documents on him. In addition to Gurdganli, the plaintiff’s representatives, Hajiyev Tofig and Tagiyev Araz, also came to the courthouse today. The next hearing on the case is now scheduled to take place on January 30 at 10 a.m.
Recall that, “ANS Press” has filed a lawsuit against “Azadlig Fedaileri” Newspaper and correspondent Allahverdi Nebi, due to an article that was run in the 28 November-01 December 2007 edition of the newspaper. According to ANS’ legal representation, the article, entitled “The pornography of ANS,” with the subtitle “ANS is in everywhere-impoliteness,” doesn’t correspond to the truth, and involves false, humiliating and insulting information. “ANS press” is seeking to have a refutation published, and also wants a 50,000 AZN fine instituted against Nabi and a 10,000 AZN a fine instituted against “Azadlig Fedaileri.”