GANIMAT ZAHID NOT TRANSFERRED TO MEDICAL FACILITY

September 2nd, 2008

Today (2 September) imprisoned “Azadlig” Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Ganimat Zahid (Zahidov) was supposed to be transferred from Prison #17, where he is being held, to the Central Treatment Facility of the Ministry of Justice Penitentiary Service.

However, G. Zahid’s wife Ayanda Mursaliyeva told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that Zahid hasn’t been transferred to the medical facility yet.

The pain in Zahid’s legs, who suffers rheumatism, intensified recently. Therefore it is necessary to transfer him to a medical facility.