Arrested Azerbaijani journalist Sakita Zakhidovs health has sharply deteriorated
According to his relatives, Sakita Zakhidov has suffered a heart attack. The journalist who has a heart condition is being held in a general stuffy and airless cell.
Zakhidov, a journalist for the opposition newspaper “Azadlig”, was arrested on 23 June and charged with drug dealing. He faces a 12 year prison sentence.
The journalists colleagues and human rights activists believe that the case against him has been orchestrated by the regime which Zakhidov has sharply criticized.