MUSHFIG HUSEYNOV’S HEALTH REMAINS POOR

March 10th, 2009
On 7 March, family members visited imprisoned “Bizim Yol” Newspaper correspondent Mushfig Huseynov in Prison #2.

The Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety was told this by Huseynov’s relative Javidan Huseynov. According to J. Huseynov, during the meeting M. Huseynov complained about his health. The journalist suffers from gastritis, said J. Huseynov.
Mushfig Huseynov was convicted under Article 311.1 (receiving of a bribe) of the Criminal Code and on 21 January 2008 was sentenced by Grave Crimes Court Judge Jamal Ramazanov to 6 years of imprisonment, followed by 2 year ban on his writing activity.  However, this sentence was reduced to 5 years through a decision adopted by Appellate Court Judge Sahibkhan Mirzayev on 4 April 2008.