Jailed Editor of Azerbaijan’s Newspaper Complaints of Health
Azerbaijan, Baku / Тrend corr K. Zarbaliyeva / The editor-in-chief of Azerbaijan's Tolishi Sado newspaper, Novruzali Mammadov, accused of high treason has health problems. The chairman of the Azerbaijan Anti-torture Committee, Elchin Behbudov, met with Mammadov kept in Investigation Cell of the National Security Ministry on 12 September.
The journalist complaints of week eye-sight, cataract, blood pressure, and prostate disease, but has no complaints of maintenance conditions.
Mammadov does not plead guilty and is dissatisfied with the prolonged investigation.
The department head of Linguistics Institute of the Azerbaijan National Academy of Sciences, the editor-in-chief of the Tolishi Sado newspaper, Novruzali Mammadov, and the responsible secretary of the newspaper, Elman Guliyev, were arrested at the beginning of February 2007. They are charged in contravening Article 274 (high treason) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan Republic.
On 3 August, Baku City Sabail District Court prolonged the term of their imprisonment for another 3months.