June 29th, 2009
Today, 29 June, in the Nizami District Court, a preliminary hearing was held on the lawsuit of Internal Army Deputy Commander Fakhraddin Samadov filed in special format against “Nota” newspaper’s Editor-in-Chief Substitute Sardar Alibeyli. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by Nota” Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Substitute Sardar Alibeyli. The judge issued a decision to accept the lawsuit for consideration and scheduled the hearing on this case for 6 July at 11:00 a.m., according to S.Alibeyli.

S.Alibeyli added that a preliminary hearing was also held in the Nizami District Court on the lawsuit of Internal Army Department Head on Personal Staff, Colonel Nasir Huseynov filed in the special format. Judge Vidadi Mammadov chaired the hearing. The hearing on this case is scheduled to take place on 30 June at 4:00 p.m.
Both the plaintiffs have filed a lawsuit against Sardar Alibeyli in the special format under article 147.2 (libel in accusing someone of grave or especially grave crime) of the Criminal Code claiming that the articles about the Internal troops published in the latest editions of the newspaper contained writings damaging to their honor and dignity and their reputation.