2012 June 27 ( Wednesday
It was a mistake to put protesters of April 2, 2011 in jail, opposition
activists Babak Hasanov and Tural Abbasli told Objective TV.
Released on June 22, these participants of the April 2
meeting believe the decree of amnesty was a necessary measure by authorities
and the actual recognition of their guilt to the public.
At Jail #14, where they were detained, the condition of the
air was unhealthy due to dust from surrounding quarries, choking prisoners and
guards alike. Therefore, there is a large number of prisoners with tuberculosis
and other lung diseases, said Abbasli.
Both ex-prisoners said their diet was bad, which is in
violation of the regulations. Food was not delivered on time and the plates and
utensils were made of aluminum, which led, especially in summer, to food
poisoning. Hot tea was also served in plastic cups. There were no
individual dishes so both sick and healthy people shared the same bowls and
Barracks are cramped and overcrowded; where each prisoner
should have 4 square meters, there are 4 people in this same area , said
There is a free bath once a week. Paid baths cost 20 kopecks
per 10 minutes where three people wash simultaneously.
Prisoners get shaves and haircuts using the same razor and
clipper. So it is not surprising that two AIDS virus carriers were revealed at
the jail in recent years. -17D-