Appeals Court upholds another huge fine on Azadliq newspaper

On February 19 the Baku Appeals Court, presided by Judge Ilgar Damirov, heard the appeal filed by the Azadliq newspaper against the fine imposed on the newspaper based on the lawsuit of Kabira Mammadova, owner of the Bina Shopping Center. Media Rights Institute director, lawyer Rashid Hajili told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that the appeal was denied by the court. According to Hajili, the appellate court upheld the original ruling without doing any analysis or providing well-grounded arguments. Background: Kabira Mammadova filed a...
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