EYNULLA FATULLAYEV VISITED BY HIS FATHER

November 24th, 2009
On November 21, 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’s health is normal and he does not have any complaints about prison conditions, and support letters keep coming from different European countries to Eynulla Fatullayev, according to father 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.