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.