MUSHFIG HUSEYNOV`S SPOUSE APPEALS TO HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDERS AND JOURNALIST ORGANIZATIONS

November 26th, 2009
Imprisoned “Bizim yol” newspaper employee Mushfig Huseynov`s spouse Arzu Huseynova appealed to human rights defenders and journalist organizations.

It is noted in the appeal that M.Huseynov suffers from late-stage tuberculosis, his treatment and nutrition do not correspond to his disease, and therefore his life is in danger. A.Huseynova emphasized in her appeal that she has two minor sick children in her custody.

Arzu Huseynova asked the human rights defenders and the heads of journalist organizations to visit M.Huseynov as soon as possible and to be interested in his health situation.

M.Huseynov is being held in the Penitentiary Services’ Specialized Treatment Facility #3.

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. Mushfig Huseynov`s sentence was reduced to one year by the Baku Appellate Court.