Yesterday, 25 December, "Yeni Musavat" column writer Zamin Haji signed a contract with Media Rights Institute Lawyer Fariz Namazli. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by Zamin Haji.
According to him, F.Namazli will defend his rights and protect his interests in all hearings in connection with the criminal case that was opened regarding the incident between him and Karabakh Liberation Organization Chairman (KLO) Akif Nagi.
On 12 December KLO Chairman A.Nagi along with several people attacked "Yeni Musavat" editorial office, insulted the newspapers’ employee Z.Haji and used physical pressure against him. This stemmed from Z.Haji's article entitled "Dialogue between two deaf" published in the same day edition of "Yeni Musavat" newspaper where critical thoughts about KLO Chairman A.Nagi were expressed.
A criminal case has been opened in the Binagadi District Court under article 163.1 (interference in legal work of journalist) of the Criminal Code in connection with the incident.