23 January 2019, 09:20
Azerbaijani activists stop hunger strike in support of blogger Mekhman Guseinov
The hunger strike held in the office of the "Musavat" Party was stopped after the Prosecutor's Office (PO) closed the case against Mekhman Guseinov.
Guseinov went on a hunger strike on December 26 in protest against a criminal case initiated shortly before his release from prison.
"The authorities have assured of the revision of the new case against Guseinov; and we believe that our action has achieved one of the goals," Zafar Akhmedov, the coordinator of the Centre for the Families of Political Prisoners, has explained.
According to his story, a total of 19 people participated in the hunger strike; Tofig Yagublu, a board member of the "Musavat" Party, held the longest hunger strike – for 12 days.
The political prisoners, who had joined the hunger strike, should also stop it, Mr Akhmedov believes.
The country's Penitentiary Service has again refuted any prisoners' hunger strikes.
Author: Faik Medjid; Source: CK correspondent