Thursday, March 18

Ganimat Zahid is free!

On March 17th, President of Azerbaijan, signed a decree pardoning a number of prisoners (the full list available here in Azeri).

Among these is Ganimat Zahid, editor- in- chief of Azadliq newspaper. Zahid, was arrested in 2007 and sentenced to 4 years. He was charged with hooliganism.

He was released this morning (March 18th). In his statement upon his release, journalist said "freedom is my right".

Congratulating him on his release, I wish him and his family Happy Novruz and hope for justice for other journalists serving their sentences in prison.

1 comment:

Vilhelm Konnander said...

This is really good news, even though one would have preferred him never ending up in jail in the first place.