AZERBAIJAN WILL BE REPRESENTED BY LETIF HUSEYNOV IN EYNULLA FETULLAYEV’S CASE

December 15th, 2009
Attorney Letif Huseynov will represent Azerbaijan on the case of Gundelik Azerbaijan and Realniy Azerbaijan newspapers’ imprisoned editor-in-chief Eynulla Fetullayev in the European Court of Human Rights, according to Turan.

L.Huseynov is the head of legislation department on the state building of the Parliament (Milli Mejlis) and represents Azerbaijan in the Committee of the European Council against Torture.
Although judge K.Hajiyev’s name was sent by Azerbaijan’s government on the case of imprisoned Editor-in-chief of Gundelik Azerbaijan and Realniy Azerbaijan newspapers Eynulla Fetullayev in the European Court of Human Rights, he refused to participate in the hearing for unknown reasons.   
Gundelik Azerbaijan and Realny Azerbaijan newspapers' editor-in-chief Eynulla Fatullayev was sentenced to 2.5 years of imprisonment on 21 April 2007 for insulting honor and dignity.  Later he was convicted under articles 214.1 (threatening terror), 283.2.2 (incitement of ethnic/national, social or religious hatred abusing authority), and 213.2.2 (tax evasion) of the Criminal Code and was sentenced to 8.5 years of imprisonment on 30 October 2007.   
Realniy Azerbaijan has been published as weekly newspaper, and Gundelik Azerbaijan was published as a daily newspaper under since 2005. Eynulla Fatullayev established the newspapers and was the editor-in-chief of both publications. The newspapers ceased their activity after the arrest of editor-in-chief in 2007.