A Prisoner Sentenced to Life-Imprisonment Keeps On Hunger-Strike in an Azerbaijani Closed Prison
Azerbaijan, Baku/ Trend , corr. K. Zarbaliyeva/ A Gobustan Closed Prison convict Dayanat Karimov, sentenced to life-imprisonment on the accusation of his murdering Afiyaddin Jalilov, keeps on his hunger-strike. Nubar Karimova, a sister of the prisoner has said today about it.
She said that his brother kept on the hunger-strike action he launched as far back as on April 16, 2007. Refuting the recently-spread pieces of information about his alleged suspension the hunger-strike action, Mrs. Karimova claimed that her brother insisted on meeting with journalists and representatives of NGOs.
Alizadeh Husseynov, the Warden of the Gobustan Closed Department, confirmed the fact that Mr. Karimov kept on his hunger-strike, however, he noted that he had not been informed about the aforesaid demand of the prisoner.
Notably, on April 16, 2007, a group of convicts of the Gobustan Prison launched hunger-strike actions with a demand to replace their life-imprisonment term to a fifteen-year imprisonment. On April 20, 2007, the prisoners voluntarily and not forcibly suspended their action excepting Mr. Dayanat Karimov. The prisoners, who suspend the action, have no complaints either on employees and officers of the correctional institution or conditions of their holding there.