Azerbaijani TV Channels not to Apologize to Journalist

Society Materials 9 April 2008 18:03 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 9 April /corr. Trend K.Zarbaliyeva / The TV channels of Azerbaijan stated that the will not apologize to the employee of Azadlyg newspaper, Agil Khalil.

Sending a letter to the TV channels, Khalil required them apologizing him in ether or provide refutation. Otherwise, he will bring them to court.

On 7 April, the aforesaid channels distributed the information connected with beating of Khalil. The information said that assail on Khalil was committed on the ground of untraditional interactions of the assailant with him.

Khalil has appealed to Zakir Garallov, Prosecutor, against the actions of Ali Guliyev, investigator of the Investigation Department on heinous crimes.

The attorney Elchin Sadigov stated about violation of his rights on freedom of right and immunity, preterlegal actions during trial, as well as demands that the employee of the Department should pay for moral damage.

The head of the news service 'Her Gun'b of Space TV channel, Elman Gadikli, reported to Trend that the material about Khalil was the official information provided by the Prosecutor General's Office of Azerbaijan.

"We serve State and are liable to give this information in ether. The issue that Agil Khalil is a journalist is shame for the journalism. He may appeal to the court," Gadikli said.

Lider TV channel refused to comment on this issue.

The head of press-service of AzTV channel, Khatira Gasimova, reported to Trend that they did not receive appeal from Khalil and therefore, they can not comment on this issue.