SAKIT ZAHIDOV WILL BE TRANSFERRED TO TREATMENT FACILITY

January 30th, 2008
Imprisoned “Azadlig” Newspaper journalist/satiric Sakit Zahidov will be transferred from Prison #14 to the Penitentiary System Medical Treatment Facility on Saturday.

Zahidov’s wife Rena Zahidova told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety. According to Zahidova, today she spoke with the Ershad Hasanov, the chief of Prison #14, and Hasanov informed her about the plans to transfer Zahidov to the treatment facility..
IRFS also contacted the Penitentiary System Public Relations Department. An employee from the department said, “The doctors that examined the journalist still have not sent their diagnoses to us.” The same source reported that along with doctors, two representatives from the Ombudsman’s office visited Zahidov.