Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / The Penal Service of the Azerbaijani Justice Ministry stated that they did not object to monitoring in the prison which demanded by the detained journalists, Mehman Sadigov, the chief of the Public Communication department of the Justice Ministry, reported.
Journalist of the Azerbaijani Azadlig newspaper Mirza Sakit, and Nota Bene newspaper Faramaz Novruzoglu reported the hunger strike to the leadership of the Penal service 14. The Penal Service did not disclose the reason for the protest action. The journalists demand to institute criminal proceedings against the leadership of the correction service 4, Zahid's wife, Rana Zahidova, reported during the press-conference held on 29 November.
The letter written by the journalists were read out during the press-conference. The letter was addressed to public and officials. The journalists stated that they want to meet with the Justices Minister Fikrat Mammadov, the chief of the Penal Service Nazim Alakparov, National Security Minister Eldar Mahmudov, and Ombudswoman Elmira Suleymanova. The journalists demand the officials to hold monitoring in the correction service 14 with media and human right activists participation.
The condemned journalists stated that they were imposed moral and psychological pressure in the prison, as well as by the prison leadership, Arshad Hasanov, Nazim Kangarli, Natig Hajiyev, Alizamin Guliyev. The journalists demand discharge of aforesaid persons from there posts. Zahid's wife noted that Zahid's health became worse and she has not been informed about his state. She called human right activists to visit Zahid in the prison.
Sadigov noted that human rights activists repeatedly implemented monitorings in the prison and no violation revealed.Novruzoglu was accused by the Azerbaijani Internal Minister, Ramil Usubov and the chairman of the State Commission on Work with Azerbaijanis Residing Abroad, Nazim Ibrahimov. Novruzoglu was sentenced to 2 years imprisonment