Saleh Rustamov is in critical condition

November 22nd, 2021

Health conditions of the former head of the Gedabey region executive power Saleh Rustamov who has been on hunger strike for 17 days, goes on deteriorating, according to his lawyer Bahruz Bayramov who visited Rustamov at the Penitentiary Service Hospital on Monday.

According to him, Rustamov was very lethargic, spoke with difficulty and lasted only 10 minutes at the meeting.

“Saleh Rustamov’s condition is critical. He told me that in mid-week he would go on a dry hunger strike,” the lawyer said.

* Party of People’s Front of Azerbaijan supporter Saleh Rustamov was arrested in May 2018 and sentenced to 7 years 3 months of imprisonment in the so-called “illegal financing of the PPFA case. Human rights activists recognized him as a political prisoner. Subsequently, the Supreme Court reduced his sentence by 2 months. On November 6th he went on an open-ended hunger-strike demanding his release.