RIGHTS DEFENDER’S LAWSUIT HEARD IN COURT

January 21st, 2011
Today the Yasamal District Court heard Rasul Jafarov’s lawsuit against the "Azerpochtexpress" Communications Office. Jafarov works at the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety employee. Fuad Talishinsky chaired the hearing.

Jafarov’s lawyer Yashar Aghazadeh was in court, along with the legal representation for "Azerpochtexpress" Communications Office, Bahram Safarov.
Aghazadeh announced that there was an amendment to Jafarov’s claim, and filed for the involvement of "Turkish Airlines " in the process.

The judge fulfilled the motion and scheduled the next hearing for February 4th.

BACKGROUND

Rasul Jafarov, the 2010 Fellow of the International Bridge of Justice, was unable to travel to Singapore for an International Bridge of Justice conference because the postal service lost his visa documents. Because Singapore does not have an embassy in Azerbaijan, Jafarov was required to submit his documents to the Singaporean embassy in Geneva, but the Azerpochtexpress Communications Office lost all of his documents.