Imprisoned Editor-in-Chief Fails to Get his Manuscripts Back

Society Materials 6 October 2008 19:22 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 6 October / Trend corr. K.Zarbaliyeva/ Azerbaijani court did not permit to return the 300-page manuscripts of imprisoned editor-in-chief. The manuscripts of imprisoned Ganimat Zahid, editor-in-chief of the Azadlig newspaper, were seized and eliminated when he was kept at the Baku investigation cell-1. Zahid applied to the Sabail District Court in Baku to get his manuscripts back.

The journalist requested to announce elimination of his manuscripts as illegal and to compensate the damage.

The administration of the investigation cell said at the court proceedings that the manuscripts had been eliminated.

Zahidїs manuscripts (over 300 pages) described the processes that have been taking place in Azerbaijan since 80s.

Zahidїs attorney Elchin Sadigov said an appeal would be submitted for the decision.

Zahid was arrested in November 2007 and sentenced to 4 years of imprisonment in March 2008 for hooliganism charges.

According to the editor-in-chief, he was arrested in connection with his professional activities.

There are three imprisoned journalists in Azerbaijan.

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