EYNULLA FATULLAYEV VISITED IN PRISON BY FATHER

May 4th, 2009
Today, May 4, Emin Fastullayev visited his son, imprisoned Editor-in-Chief of "Gundelik Azerbayjan" and "Realny Azerbayjan" Newspapers Eynulla Fatullayev in Prison #12.

Emin Fatullayev told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that Eynulla’s situation is normal and he does not have any complaints about prison conditions.
According to Emin Fatullayev, within the framework of the campaign organized by Amnesty International about 30 more support letters came to Eynulla’s address from Great Britain, Sweden, the Netherlands and Japan.
During the meeting, E.Fatullayev expressed his position on government’s response to European Court of Human Rights (ECHR). Azerbaijan’s government waited until 26 March to answer although it should have done this before 30 January. Fatullayev’s lawyer Isakhan Ashurov received the answers on 1 May. The editor-in-chief is not happy about Azerbaijan government’s response, added Emin 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.