TRIAL ON JOURNALIST’S LAWSUIT AGAINST STUDENT ADMISSIONS COMMITTEE CONTINUES

April 8th, 2008

Today, under the chairmanship of Nasimi District Court Judge Mammad Mammadov, a court hearing took place on "Bizim Yol" Newspaper correspondent Natig Adilov’s lawsuit for inactivity in response to an information request against the Chairperson of the State Commission on Student Admission Maleyka Abbaszade.

During the hearing, Adilov introduced the document confirming that the letter was received by a person Mustafazade on 3 December 2007. 
Abbaszade’s lawyer N. Aliyeva said, “I tried to find out who accepted the letter. It turns out, SCSA was written on the envelope, but on the inquiry inside the envelope was addressed to Baku State University Director. That is why the same person sent the inquiry back to the address shown on 5 December. Later on 27 December 2007 we received the inquiry a second time.” 
Adilov stated that he didn’t send the letter twice. 
Only the inquiry dated 29 November 2007 is noted in the lawsuit; that is why the judge recommended talking about the inquiry that reached SCSA on 27 December. Then he ordered the defendant to write an explanation about the person who received the letter. The next hearing on this case is now scheduled to take place on 10 April at 5:30 pm. 
This lawsuit stems from an information request sent by Adilov on 29 November 2007 to the State Students Admission Committee about how Royala Najafov (popular singer Roya) got accepted into Baku State University. According to Adilov this information request was never responded to. The plaintiff is seeking to have the court adopt a decision that State Students Admission Commission Chairperson Malayka Abbaszade must honestly and fully respond to the information request and for a decision to be adopted in accordance with Civil Procedural Code 265.1 that Abbaszade be held responsible for violating relevant legislation.