SAKIT ZAHIDOV NOT PLACED IN MEDICAL DEPT. FOR TREATMENT

May 15th, 2008

Imprisoned “Azadlig” Newspaper satiric/journalist Sakit Zahidov’s health remains poor.

The journalist’s wife Rena Zahidova, who visited Zahidov at Prison #14 today, told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

Zahidova said, “Sakit’s heath is very poor. He has pain in his heart. He feels bad. A night he experiences shortness of breath. Despite this they won’t put Sakit back in the medical department. He is currently being kept in the regular section of the prison.”

Out of concern for Zahidov’s health, Zahidova noted that she took a large load of medicine and medical supplies to her husband today.