P.S. Nota Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Alibeyli told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that his complaint given to Khatai District Police Department #35 due to his subjection to provocation on 20 February has not been investigated.
Alibeyli noted that he gave an explanation regarding this issue in the police department #35, and that the failure to investigate his appeal indicates that the provocation against him was done intentionally.
However, Sardar Alibeyli did not remember the name of the investigator who he gave his explanation to.
IRFS was told by the office on duty at Khatai District police department #35 that they could not give any information because the name of the investigator involved in the appeal was unidentified.
On 20 February, 2010, in the early morning, Sardar Alibeyli was insulted by his Arabic neighbor who lives upstairs, and he appealed to police after he belived that this was a provocation. He told the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety that the provocation against him is related to his opinions in the press conference he held after he was released and his interview that was published in Khural Newspaper.
On 8 October, 2009 Nizami District Court issued a verdict to sentence Nota Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Substitute Sardar Alibeyli (Aliyev) to three months imprisonment according to the lawsuit of “Azadlig Harakatchilari” Union Chairman Tahmasib Novruzov.
On 9 October, a decision was issued on the appeal of both parties against the decision of the Nizami District Court adopted on the special lawsuit of several Internal Army representatives against Nota Newspaper Editor-in-chief Sardar Alibeyli, and Sardar Alibayli was sentenced to 4 months imprisonment including his previous sentence. S.Alibeyli ended prison term on 8 February and was freed.
Sardar Alibeyli is the editor-in-chief of Nota Bene and Nota newspapers. Nota Bene and Nota newspapers were announced “racketeering press” by the Press Council and publishing houses refused to print them. Therefore S.Alibeyli founded P.S.Nota newspaper.