February 4th, 2011
This morning the Yasamal District Court heard the next stage of human rights defender Rasul Jafarov’s lawsuit against Azerpochtexpress Communications Office.

Jafarov’s lawyer Yasar Agazadeh, Bahram Safarov from Azerpochtexpress and Turkish Airlines representative Mukhtar Mustafayev were all present.
Jafarov, the 2010 Fellow of the International Bridge of Justice group, 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 his documents.
Turkish Airlines became involved in the lawsuit after a motion put forward by Jafarov, based on Azerpocht’s claim that the documents had been lost by Turkish Airlines.
Turkish Airlines rejected this claim. Jafarov’s legal representative requested time to familiarize himself with the statement of protest and document file. The Judge scheduled the next hearing for 8 February.