As soon he was freed, Sakit told RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service that he is going back to his old job in the newspaper "Azadliq" and he is planning to write more about the miserable life in Azeri prisons.
He also said his first project will be a series of reports about corruption and rights violations in the prison system. The U.S. ambassador and human rights groups have welcomed his release.
Sakit's brother, "Azadliq" Editor in Chief Qanimat Zahid, is still in prison serving a four-year sentence. The cases against Zahid and Sakit are widely considered to have been politically motivated.