EYNULLA FATULLAYEV ELECTED HONORARY CITIZEN OF ENGLAND’S WOKING CITY

June 25th, 2009
Yesterday, 24 June, imprisoned editor-in-chief of "Gundelik Azerbayjan" and "Realny Azerbayjan" newspapers Eynulla Fatullayev was visited by his father Emin Fatullayev in Prison #12. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by Emin Fatullayev. Eynulla’s situation is normal and he does not have any complaints about prison conditions or his health, according to father Fatullayev.

Emin Fatullayev noted that Eynulla Fatullayev has been elected the honorary citizen of England’s Woking city. It is stated in the card addressed to the journalist within the framework of “Candles still light” campaign by Mayor of Woking city Tina Liddington, “Dear Eynulla! Don’t lose hope, I am thinking about you.”
During the last fifteen days Eynulla Fatullayev has received letters and cards from Holland, Canada, Great Britain, Sweden and other countries, according to father Fatullayev.
"Gundelik Azerbayjan" and "Realny Azerbayjan" 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.