GANIMAT ZAHID WILL PASS BIRTHDAY IN PRISON

February 9th, 2008
Imprisoned "Azadlig" Newspaper Chief Editor Ganimat Zahid will pass his 45th birthday in prison tomorrow.

The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety mailed a birthday card to him on 7 February. IRFS staff members expressed their hope for Zahid's quick release and encourage him to continue his journalistic career.
 G. Zahid is accused of hooliganism and of inflicting bodily injuries, and is currently being held in pre-trial detention as his court trial continues.
 G. Zahid was born on 10 February 1963 in Gurdtepe village in the Shamakhi region of Azerbaijan. He is married and has 4 children.