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Court rejects early release for jailed newspaper reporter

first_img Receive email alerts News “We’ll hold Ilham Aliyev personally responsible if anything happens to this blogger in France” RSF says Organisation RSF_en RSF calls for a fully transparent investigation after mine kills two journalists in Azerbaijan Baku appeal court judge Rizvan Safarov yesterday rejected a request for the conditional release of Azadlig reporter Sakit Zahidov. The request was submitted by his lawyer, Isakhan Ashurov, on 19 December on the grounds that Zahidov has served half of his three-year jail sentence and, under Azerbaijani law, qualifies for early release.“We regret that the Azerbaijani judicial system did not seize this opportunity to release Zahidov and thereby right a wrong without losing face,” Reporters Without Borders said.Zahidov has been detained since 23 June 2006, when he was arrested on trumped-up charges of possessing and using drugs, and his state of health is now a source of great concern. The sentence was imposed in October 2006.Three other journalists are currently in prison in Azerbaijan – Ganimat Zahidov, the editor of Azadlig, Eynulla Fatullayev, the editor of Realny Azerbaijan and Gundelik Azerbaijan, and Mushfig Husseynov of Bizim Yol. Azerbaijan was ranked 150th out of 173 countries in the latest Reporters Without Borders press freedom index. News Russian peacekeepers deny foreign reporters access to Nagorno-Karabakh April 9, 2021 Find out more Newscenter_img June 8, 2021 Find out more AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia to go further AzerbaijanEurope – Central Asia Help by sharing this information Follow the news on Azerbaijan February 6, 2009 – Updated on January 20, 2016 Court rejects early release for jailed newspaper reporter June 4, 2021 Find out more Newslast_img read more

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