GANIMAT ZAHID VISITED BY SPOUSE

February 16th, 2009
Today, 16 February, Ayanda Murselaliyeva visited her husband, imprisoned "Azadlig" Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Ganimat Zahid in Prison #17.

Murselaliyeva told the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety that Zahid's health is normal and he has no complaints about prison conditions. Zahid spends most of his time with reading English language books.

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.  The charges against Zahid are widely regarded as spurious.