IMPRISONED YOUTH MOVEMENT LEADER HARASSED IN PRISON

May 6th, 2008
“Yeni Fikir” Youth Movement leader Ruslan Bashirli is harassed by the leadership of the prison where he is held.

According to today’s edition of “Azadlig” Newspaper, the reason for the harassment is Bashirli’s support for hunger-striking journalists who demand an end to the attacks against the press and the release of political prisoners. According to “Azadlig,” the leadership of the prison has threatened Bashirli, saying that he will be sent to Gobustan closed prison.