November 10th, 2009
Yesterday, 9 November, in the Yasamal District Court, under the chairmanship of judge Khagani Tagiyev, a preliminary hearing was held on the special format lawsuit of Internal Minister Ramil Usubov against “Femida 007” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Eyyub Karim under 2nd item of article 47 (libel – accusing someone of grave or especially grave crime) of the Criminal Code. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by Eyyub Karimov.

The lawsuit stems from articles “Letter fancier,” and “NSM and Chief Prosecutor’s Office know well who ordered it,” which were published in Femida-007 newspaper; and “Internal Ministry inside and outside of the game” published in Azadlig newspaper, according to Karimov.
Eyyub Karimov noted that he received the lawsuit late and therefore asked the court to postpone the preliminary hearing until 13 November at 5:00 p.m. to familiarize himself with the lawsuit.