FALSE EYNULLA FATULLAYEV PROFILES ON FACEBOOK

May 30th, 2011
False Facebook profiles have been opened on behalf of Eynulla Fatullayev, recently released editor-in-chief of Gundelik Azerbaijan and Relaniy Azerbaidjan newspapers, Fatullayev informed IRFS and added that none of these profiles belong to him.

 “I am considering appealing to law-enforcement agencies with regard to this issue. I assess this as a provocation against myself. I reiterate that I am not a member of any social networking site, nor do I use internet at all,” the editor said.
Fatullayev’s attorney Anar Gasimov told Objective TV that the false Facebook accounts do not belong to Fatullayev. “If Fatullayev decides to join this social networks, he will make a public speech about it and the Facebook users will be aware that it is the real user,” he said.

BACKGROUND
In 2007, Eynulla Fatullayev, editor-in-chief of “Realniy Azerbaydjan” and “Gundelik Azerbaycan” newspapers, was sentenced to 8.5 years in jail for threatening terrorism, amongst other charges. However, on April 22, 2010, the European Court of Human Rights ruled for his immediate release and financial compensation from the Azerbaijani government (27,800 EUR). The Azerbaijani Supreme Court Plenum has only partially fulfilled the decision.
On the 29th of December, 2009, 0.223 grams of heroin was reportedly found on Fatullayev in Prison #12 and on the 6th of July, 2010, Fatullayev was found guilty under article 234.1 (possession of narcotics) of the Criminal Code. His sentence of two years and six months in prison began on the same date. Eynulla Fatullayev was released from prison under a pardon decree issued by the Azerbaijani President İlham Aliyev.