TRIAL OF CITIZEN SUED BY EXECUTIVE HEAD CONTINUES

November 10th, 2010

Today, 8 November, the Yasamal District Court held a hearing on the criminal lawsuit of Yasamal District Executive Administration Head Ibrahim Mehdiyev against citizen Yagub Muradzade.

Judge Elchin Gurbanov presided over the court hearing, Muradzade told IRFS.
The plaintiff’s attorney Azer Tagiyev, defendant Yagub Muradzade, and his attorney Alibaba Rzayev, attended the hearing.
The judge postponed the next hearing to 3 pm, 29 November, citing the absence of the plaintiff’s lawyer Zaur Niftaliyev.
BACKGROUND
I.Mehdiyev sued Yagub Muradzade in a criminal lawsuit under articles 147 (defamation) and 148 (insult) of the Criminal Code claiming that he was subjected to insults and defamation in the complaint letters about Mehdiyev written by Yagub Muradzade to different state bodies.
Y. Muradzade stated that he was the editor of Yeni Gazet, which was published from 2004 to 2006 but is not currently in operation.