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20.07.2006

Arrested Azerbaijani journalist Sakita Zakhidov’s 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 journalist’s colleagues and human rights activists believe that the case against him has been orchestrated by the regime which Zakhidov has sharply criticized.

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