Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. К.Zarbaliyeva / The preliminary hearing involving the editor-in-chief of the Azerbaijani Khural newspaper was held on 8 November.
The journalist Avaz Zeynalli is charged of national, social and religious hostility, as well as expression of liking to Adolph Hitler. Zeynalli translated the My struggle book into the Azerbaijani language.
A criminal case has been filed on the translator on 9 December 2006.
The petition by Zeynalli's lawyer, Rashid Hajili, was satisfied during the hearing. The lawyer said that the case was closed due to lack of proofs of guilty of Zeynalli.
The next trial was scheduled for 20 November.
By the decision of the National Security Ministry Zeynalli was prohibited to leave the country.