Yesterday, 25 January, "Gundelik Azerbaijan" and "Realniy Azerbaijan" newspapers' editor-in-chief Eynulla Fatullayev, who is being held in Prison #12, called his family. The journalist’s father Emin Fatullayev told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.
“Eynulla Fatullayev is concerned about recent negative tendencies. He expressed concern about the arrest of Zardusht Alizade’s son, the lawsuit against Leyla Yunus and repression against people gathering signatures (Ed. for referendum initiative groups),” said Emin Fatullayev.
Eynulla Fatullayev, who congratulated his father on his birthday, did not complain about his health or prison conditions.
"Gundelik Azerbaijan" and "Realniy 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.