September 23rd, 2008
Yesterday, 22 September, imprisoned “Azadlig” Newspaper Editor-in-chief Ganimat Zahid’s wife Ayanda Mursaliyeva visited her husband in Prison #17.

. A. Mursaliyeva told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.
“Ganimat’s rheumatism pains have intensified,” said Murselaliyeva. “It is not possible to stop these pains with pain-killers. These medicines do not have any effect. Therefore, Ganimat should be transferred to a medical facility to be treated there.”

According to A. Mursaliyeva, the Justice Ministry’s Penitentiary Service’s Head Medical Department doesn’t see any reason to transfer G. Zahid to a treatment facility. It considers that Zahid may receive his treatment in the prison.