The Sabail District Court of Baku completed the examination of a lawsuit filed by the Ministry of Communications on May 12, which demanded that access to a number of news sites in Azerbaijan be permanently blocked.
The court has agreed with the appeal and given permission to block azadlıq.info, azadlıq.org, azərbaycansaatı.com, meydan.tv, Turan TV channel (Turan TV) and Azərbaycan Saatı.
The Electronic Security Center under the Ministry of Communications motivated its claim by alleging that the sites in question are “threats to the legitimate interests of the state and society”.
The lawyer Samad Rahimov, who spoke at the court session on behalf of the defendants, pointed out the lack of ground for the decision of the Ministry of Communications. Ragimov pointed out that in the publications cited by the Ministry of Communications, there is nothing that violates the “legitimate interests of society and the state.” The materials did not contain any calls for religious radicalism or other unlawful actions.
The trial concerning the blocking of the above sites critical of the government began back in late March.
Is it just the beginning?
Aliev and his government are trying to shut up anyone who does not agree with the official politics. Everyone who against current regime is a traitor and drug dealer. Thats a Azerbaijan nowadays. No free speech, no free will. You must bow to Aliyev and his family or you gonna die. How long it will take to people to understand that everything bad in your country is because of Aliyev. And this started since Heydar Aliyev seized the power. Azerbaijan is bound forever to his family.