Deputy defence minister sues newspaper over criticism of army
The newspaper regards the lawsuit as an attempt by the Defence Ministry to prevent criticism and smother the free press.
Jasur Mamedov, the chairman of the Center for Military Journalistic Investigations Doktrina JHAM, said the Defence Ministry is filing lawsuits against mass media outlets instead of strengthening relations with them. He said a separate lawsuit was recently filed against "Yeni Musavat" and the http://www.milaz.info , http://www.musavat.com and http://www.azadliq.info websites. The media believe the Defence Ministry may also be behind that lawsuit.