Zamin Salayev

Zamin Salayev

Baku/25.05.23/Turan: The activist of the Popular Front Party Zamin Salayev, who is in a medical institution of the Penitentiary Service, is on a hunger strike for the 108th day. He does not intend to stop the action until his release.

"He said he would either be acquitted or die in custody. His condition is extremely serious. He was brought to meet me in a wheelchair. He cannot stand on his feet and has lost 48 kg (from 118 kg to 70 kg). His blood pressure is consistently low - 80/60, the pulse has increased to 120 beats per minute," lawyer Fahraddin Mehdiyev, who visited Salayev today, told Turan on Thursday.

"He is under constant medical supervision. An hour and a half a day he is injected with medications on a drip. A supervisor is in the ward to call for help if Salayev suddenly becomes ill," the defender continued. Today Salayev was also visited by employees of the Baku representative office of the International Committee of the Red Cross.

*Zamin Salayev was detained on February 7, and the next day the Garadagh court arrested him on charges of hooliganism with the use of weapons (Article 221.3 of the Criminal Code). On May 22, the court sentenced him to 4 years in prison.

The US Embassy in Baku called on the authorities to release Salayev and other political prisoners. ---05B06---

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