Rafig Tagi, one of the imprisoned journalists released through the presidential pardon decree at the end of 2007, wants his old job back at the Baku City Head Medical Office.
Tagi told the Institute for Reporters' Freedom and Safety that he sent an appeal to the Medical Office about this on 8 January, and met with Director Leyla Seyidbayova on 12 February. Seyidbayova advised him to wait until the end of March. Rafig Tagi added, "They told me, 'You won't be reinstated. If you are hired, it will be as if you are a new employee'."
Recall that Rafig Tagi worked in Moscow for 11 years in the medical field, and then returned to Baku in 1990 to work at Baku Emergency and First Aid Assistance Office for 17 years. However he was fired after he was arrested in November 2006 for writing and publishing in “Sanat” Newspaper the controversial article “Europe and Us.”