September 30th, 2009
Yesterday, 29 September, in the Baku Appellate Court, under the chairmanship of Judge Arastun Gasimov, a hearing was conducted on the appeal against the decision (1 July, 2009) of the Yasamal District Court adopted on the lawsuit of “Regional Human Rights and Education Center” Public Union Chairperson Latifa Malikova against the Justice Ministry for its refusal to register Malikova`s organization.

The Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety was told this by L.Malikova.
Plaintiff, the Chairperson of the Public Union L.Malikova, the lawyer of Law Education Center Sadig Bagirov, and the representative of the Justice Ministry Etibar Mustafayev on behalf of defendant participated in hearing.
Judge A.Gasimov issued a decision not to fulfill the appeal.
L.Malikova told IRFS that she will file a cassation complaint in the Supreme Court against the decision of the Appellate Court.
L.Malikova appealed to the Justice Ministry in November 2008 to register “Regional Human Rights and Education Center” Public Union and then appealed to court due to Ministry’s refusal to register the union. On 1 July the Yasamal District Court issued a verdict not to fulfill the lawsuit.