HEARING ON CONFISCATED MANUSCRIPTS OF BOOK WRITTEN BY G. ZAHID POSTPONED

September 11th, 2008
Today (11 September) in the Sabail District Court a hearing on the lawsuit filed regarding imprisoned "Azadlig" Newspaper Editor-in-Chief Ganimat Zahid's 200-page manuscript of a book he was writing was scheduled to take place under the chairmanship of Judge Famil Nasibov.

However, the defendant’s representative Agammad Mammadov didn’t participate in the hearing, so the hearing has been postponed until 25 September at 3:00 p.m.

Recall that Zahid wrote a book about modern historyof Azerbaijan when he was held in Bayil prison. Bayil Prison Head Misir Aliyev took a handwritten 300 page-long manuscript from Zahid, claiming he wanted to read it. The manuscripts then were sent to the Penitentiary Services of the Justice Ministry. It is stated that the manuscripts, which were sent from the Penitentiary Services to Bayil prison, have been destroyed.
Appealing to the court, G. Zahid asked the court to adopt a decision to consider the confiscation of the manuscripts illegal and to return the manuscript to him.