Azerbaijan's interior minister, Ramil Usubov, has withdrawn his lawsuit against human rights defender Leyla Yunus.
The suit was filed over comments Yunus made in a recent interview, in which Usubov says she compared Azerbaijani police methods and actions with those of police in Nigeria and Mexico.
Yunus is the director of the Baku-based Peace and Democracy Institute.
The lawsuit, filed in Yasamal District Court in Baku, was closed today and journalists were not allowed into the hearing.
Yunus told RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service that she is satisfied with the minister's decision but says she could not understand why the hearing was held behind closed doors.