EYNULLA FATULLAYEV VISITED BY FATHER

December 21st, 2009
Today, 21 December, Emin Fatullayev visited his son, imprisoned editor-in-chief of Gundelik Azerbaijan and Realniy Azerbaijan newspapers Eynulla Fatullayev in Prison #12. The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by Emin Fatullayev.

Eynulla does not have any complaints about prison conditions or his health, according to Fatullayev’s father.
The support letters keep coming from different countries of Europe to Eynulla’s address, said Emin Fatullayev.
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 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 the editor-in-chief in 2007.