Appeal by Azerbaijani Opposition Parties Will be Considered
Azerbaijan, Baku, 24 June / Trend corr. D.Babayeva / The appeal by the Open Society party (OSP), which represents the Azerbaijani opposition, and by Baku Zaman newspaper, due to headquarters will be considered in the Appeal Court in early July. This was told Trend by Yagub Abbasov, Deputy Chairman of OSP.
OSP and Baku Zaman functioned in the same headquarters on the 128 Malaya Krepostnaya, Ichari Shahar address. Headquarters belongs to Idris Guliyev, leader of OSP and son-in-law of the former Speaker Rasul Guliyev. Raw happened between ex-Speaker and son-in-law. The Sabail District Court approved the lawsuit by Idris Guliyev.
According to Abbasov, the decision by the Appeal Court was known beforehand. "The agreement to lease the headquarters finishes on 8 May. From the juridical point of view, OSP cannot return to headquarters again," Abbasov said.
Party will look for another headquarters after court's decision.
OSP was founded in April 2007. Ex-speaker of Azerbaijani Parliament, Rasul Guliyev, was the leader of the opposition Open Society Party. From 2000 to the February of 2007 Guliyev was the chairman of the Democratic Party of Azerbaijan (DPA). Guliyev's supporters left DPA, held their congress and founded the Open Society Party.