September 23rd, 2009
On 21 September, Ayanda Mursaliyeva visited her husband, imprisoned “Azadlig” Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Ganimat Zahid in Prison #17. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by A. Mursaliyeva.

Ganimat does not have any complaints about prison conditions, but suffers from pain in his body, said Mursaliyeva.
According to Mursaliyeva, Ganimat Zahid said that he expected the decision of the Court and was not surprised at the rejection of his lawsuit to supersede his prison term with lighter punishment.  
Ganimat Zahid was convicted under articles 127.2.3 (hooliganism with intentional infliction of minor bodily harm) and 221 (hooliganism) of the Criminal Code and imprisoned for four years.