The defendant presented Objections
On January 29 2002 the defendant presented
Objections to the statement of claim of Aliyev R. M. to the
Representative office of Internews Network in Kazakhstan on
protection of honor and dignity and compensation of moral damage.
According to the Law of the Republic of Kazakhstan “On mass
media: “Chief editor (editor), alike journalist do not bear
responsibility for dissemination in mass media information not
corresponding to reality: in case this information was included in
official documents, if they are literal reproduction of official
speeches of deputies of representative bodies, official individuals
of stat bodies, organizations and citizens”.
Fragments of the text given in the statement of claim from
the material, published on the web-site of the Representative office
“Internews Network” in Kazakhstan are not personal statements of the
journalist or editor, and virtually literally reproduce information,
published in the official document - Report of the US State
department on practice in the sphere of human rights for 1999, as
well as information contained in materials placed on other web-sites
and print editions. All these materials were presented by the
defendant to the court.