EYNULLA FATULLAYEV VISITED IN PRISON BY FATHER

June 10th, 2009
Yesterday, 9 June, Emin Fatullayev 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 or his health. Emin Fatullayev said he told his son about his recent trip to Oslo, Norway. Eynulla Fatuallyev told his father that he was very pleased to have been awarded Amnesty International’s Special Award for Journalism Under Threat.
"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.