PRESIDENT’S UNCLE APPEALS TO COURT TO ARREST JOURNALISTS

January 29th, 2010
Academic Jalal Aliyev has sued Yeni Musavat newspaper’s first deputy editor-in-chief Azer Aykhan in the special format, according to “musavat.com” portal.

A notification was received at the newspaper’s address from the Nizami Distrcit Court.
J.Aliyev’s lawsuit against A.Aykhan and journalist Goshgar Bakili stems from an article published in Yeni Musavat about J.Aliyev on 5 January. J.Aliyev filed a lawsuit in the special format under articles 147 (defamation) and 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code claiming that the information in the article “The owner of the hotel about which the President was not happy identified; ‘Baku’ hotel’s owner is J.Aliyev” are degrading to his honor and dignity and does not conform to reality.
Hearing on J.Aliyev’s lawsuit will take place on 1 February.
Deputy Jalal Aliyev is the brother of late President Heydar Aliyev and the uncle of the incumbent President Ilham Aliyev.
Yeni Musavat newspaper has been published since 1992 and operates as daily newspaper and has large circulation.