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A member of the Popular Front Party, Alizarin Salayev, who is serving a sentence in jail N 17, needs hospitalization, stated his son Ogtay Salayev.
According to him, his father has serious health problems. The stuffiness in the jail aggravated his heart disease and he has heart attacks 3-4 times every day, the activist’s son says. Salayev is not transferred to the Medical Institution of the Penitentiary Service.
The son believes that they deliberately provoked him to protest in order to be put in a punishment cell on the eve of the consideration of his complaint on parole on August 6. On August 3, lawyer Elchin Sadigov was not allowed to see Salayev.
The public relations department of the Penitentiary Service denied the allegations of not providing Salayev with medical assistance, pointing out that he had no health problems.
As for the access of a lawyer to a prisoner, the department noted that lawyers have no problems meeting with prisoners.
“There are just certain procedural rules that must be followed,” a Penitentiary Service representative said vaguely.
* Alizarin Salayev was convicted on April 20, 2020 by the Salyan District Court and sentenced to 2 years 3 months in prison on charges of “libel” and “insult” based on a complaint from a local police officer.
The reason for the lawsuit was a video broadcast by Salayev on the Internet, in which he, in a conversation with a police officer, accused him of inducing a 21-year-old local woman to cohabit. Salayev was recognized as a political prisoner by human rights activists.