MUSHFIG HUSEYNOV`S HEALTH REMAINS SERIOUS

December 16th, 2009
On 16 December imprisoned “Bizim yol” newspaper employee Mushfig Huseynov, who is being treated in the Penitentiary Service’s Specialized Treatment Facility for Tuberculosis Patients, called his family. Mushfig Huseynov`s nephew Javidan Huseynov told this to the Institute for Reporters` Freedom and Safety.

“Mushfig`s cough increased during the last several days, and he does not have an appetite. His situation remains serious,” said J.Huseynov.
On 14 October, M.Huseynov, who suffers from late-stage tuberculosis, was transferred from prison #2 to the Penitentiary Services Specialized Treatment Facility for Tuberculosis Prisoners because his health deteriorated seriously.         
      
Mushfig Huseynov was convicted under Article 311.1 (receiving of a bribe) of the Criminal Code in July, 2007 and on 21 January 2008 was sentenced by Grave Crimes Court Judge Jamal Ramazanov to 6 years of imprisonment. However, this sentence was reduced to 5 years through a decision adopted by the Appellate Court.          
Bizim yol newspaper has been published since 2003 and operates as daily newspaper.