EYNULLA FATULLAYEV VISITED BY FATHER

February 3rd, 2009
Today, 3 February, Emin Fatullayev visited his son, imprisoned Editor-in-chief of "Gundelik Azerbaijan" and "Realniy Azerbaijan" newspapers in prison #12. Emin Fatullayev told this to the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety.

“Defense campaign for Eynulla Fatullayev in the world continues,” said father Fatullayev. “Citizens of a number of countries sent hundreds of letters and cards to Eynulla. Letters and cards come from Canada, England, Ireland, Switzerland, Italy, Southern African Republic, USA and other countries. The authors of letters and cards thank Eynulla for his courage and bravery. Great Britain Press Council’s Chairman Barbara Stolden also wrote a letter to Eynulla Fatullayev and stated that she expresses her solidarity with the journalist.”
 

 "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.