ZAMIN HAJI’S LAWYER FILES MOTION IN PROSECUTOR’S OFFICE

January 14th, 2009
Yesterday, 13 January, “Yeni Musavat” Newspaper column writer Zamin Haji’s lawyer Fariz Namazli filed a motion in Binagadi District Prosecutor’s office. Fariz Namazli told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

“Only one criminal case under article of interference in legal work of journalist has been opened against Karabakh Liberation Organization Chairman A. Nagi in Binagadi Prosecutor’s Office,” said Namazli. “However, we demand that Akif Nagi and the other three people who attacked Zamin Haji also be brought to responsibility for hooliganism.”    
 
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.