IMPRISONED JOURNALIST GANIMAT ZAHID'S FAMILY MEMBERS MEET HIM IN JAIL

Today.Az
30 June 2008

The family members of editor-in-chief of Azadlyg newspaper Ganimat
Zahid met his yesterday at prison No 17, said journalist's wife
Ayanda Mursaliyeva, Day.Az reports with reference to the Institute
for Reporters' Freedom and Safety.

She said they have no response to their appeal, sent to the
Penitentiary system of the Justice Ministry due to the return of
Ganimat Zahid's manuscripts.

"This bothers my husband very much. In this connection, we intend to
appeal to the court", noted she.

Mursaliyeva said Zahid also worries about another issue as well.

"Zahid said while speaking to me that he intends to appeal to the
penitentiary system along with those sentenced for drugs. The appeal
states the need for them to allocate a special isolation ward for
them to under treatment and be healthy following their release",
noted Mursaliyeva.

She said Zahid has no complaints about the detainment condition or
his treatment by the jail administration.

It should be noted that chief of the Bail investigation ward Misir
Aliyev took Zahid's manuscripts under pretense of reading and has
not returned them so far.