EYNULLA FATULLAYEV IN INTERNATIONAL SPOTLIGHT AFTER BEING NAMED WINNER OF AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL’S SPECIAL AWARD FOR JOURNALISM UNDER THREAT

June 10th, 2009
On Tuesday, June 2, wrongfully imprisoned Azeri journalist Eynulla Fatullayev was awarded Amnesty International’s Special Award For Journalism Under Threat (http://www.amnesty.org.uk/news_details.asp?NewsID=18225).

During the award ceremony, video footage of an interview with Eynulla Fatuallyev’s dad Emin Fatuallyev and AI campaigner Zulfia Abduallaeva speaking about Eynulla Fatullayev was shown. These interviews can be viewed here:  http://www.protectthehuman.com/videos/media-awards-09-eynulla-ftullayev. Some guests at the awards ceremony were photographed holding up a sign in Russian and English that read “Freedom for Eynulla Fatuallyev.” A slideshow of this available here: http://www.protectthehuman.com/videos/media-awards-eynulla-ftullayev-solidarity-slideshow-3.
The awarding of Amnesty International’s Special Award For Journalism Under Threat to Azeri journalist Enyulla Fatuallyev has garnered attention in the international press:  http://www.indexoncensorship.org/2009/06/amnesty-award-for-jailed-azeri-journalist/