ELCHIN BEHBUDOV VISITS GANIMAT ZAHID AND MUSHFIG HUSEYNOV

December 12th, 2008
Yesterday, 11 December, Azerbaijan Committee Against Torture Chairman Elchin Behbudov visited imprisoned journalists – “Azadlig” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Ganimat Zahid and “Bizim Yol” Newspaper correspondent Mushfig Huseynov.

Elchin Behbudov told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. He said that the journalists don’t have any complaints about prison conditions or the attitude of prison officials towards them.
Behbudov noted that Ganimat Zahid, who was returned to prison after he participated in the funeral of his father. After Ganimat’s mother Hadija Zahidova, and countless human rights activists, sent a telegram to the Justice Ministry, G. Zahid and his brother, imprisoned journalist Sakiit Zahidov, were temporarily released from prison on the night of 2 December. On 8 December, the Zahidov brothers were sent back to their respective prisons.