Editor Ali Hasanov released from prison
The editor-in-chief said that he translated the epic "Altun Arik" into the Azeri language and this is a first in Azerbaijani cultural history. Hasanov stated that he neither wants to work at "Ideal" newspaper nor collaborate with the newspaper in any way.
Hasanov was accused under articles 147.2 and 148 of the Criminal Code of the Azerbaijan Republic and was sentenced to six months' imprisonment on 14 November 2008. He was released early in connection with the amnesty act signed on 17 March 2009.