EYNULLA FATULLAYEV VISITED IN PRISON BY HUMAN RIGHTS DEFENDER ELCHIN BEHBUDOV

Today, May 6, Elchin Behbudov visited imprisoned Editor-in-Chief of "Gundelik Azerbayjan" and "Realny Azerbayjan" Newspapers Eynulla Fatullayev in Prison #12.

E. Behbudov told the Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety that he visited Fatullayev to check his situation in the prison. According to Behbudov, the editor-in-chief’s situation is normal and he does not have any complaints about prison conditions.
"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.
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