Elmar Huseynov

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Attacks on the Press 2009: Azerbaijan

February 16, 2010 12:49 AM ET

h7 {float:none;width:auto;height:auto;font-family:sans-serif;font-weight:normal;margins:5px;} Top Developments• Critical reporters jailed for defamation, “hooliganism.”• CPJ honors imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev. Key Statistic 68: Novruzali Mamedov’s age when he died in prison after being denied medical care. Using imprisonment as a crude form of censorship, the...

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In meeting, delegation presses for Fatullayev’s freedom

January 20, 2010 12:38 PM ET

Washington, January 20, 2010—A delegation from the Committee to Protect Journalists met today with Azerbaijani Charge d'Affaires Khazar Ibrahim at the Azerbaijani Embassy to deliver a letter carrying the names of more than 500 international journalists petitioning for the immediate...

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Petitioners urge Azerbaijan to free Eynulla Fatullayev

January 20, 2010 11:00 AM ET

President Aliyev: The Committee to Protect Journalists urges you to open a new page in your government’s policies toward the independent and opposition press, one that would demonstrate tolerance for the critical role of media in a democracy. No other action would contribute to this goal as much as the immediate release of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of the now-closed independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan, who has been imprisoned since April 2007 on charges that range from defamation to terrorism.

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Eynulla Fatullayev.Protesting the murder of his editor Elmar Huseynov.Photo by IRFS.JPG

Fatullayev to be tried on new charge in Azerbaijan

January 4, 2010 5:50 PM ET

New York, January 4, 2010—The Committee to Protect Journalists demanded today that Azerbaijani authorities scrap a new trumped-up charge against imprisoned editor Eynulla Fatullayev, above, a 2009 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award. On December 30, Fatullayev was...

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Azerbaijan trumps up new charge against Fatullayev

December 30, 2009 5:07 PM ET

New York, December 30, 2009—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns a new criminal charge filed against imprisoned Azerbaijani editor Eynulla Fatullayev, a 2009 recipient of CPJ’s International Press Freedom Award. Based on Fatullayev’s account and the government’s long record...

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Seen and heard at CPJ benefit: 'The pen is not broken'

November 25, 2009 10:42 AM ET

Small in stature but strong in her words, Naziha Réjiba tells a reporter of all the things the Tunisian government does to try to frighten her. But Réjiba said that she will not be scared, that she will never allow such...

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Honored for their work, threatened at home

November 19, 2009 12:18 PM ET

CPJ introduces 2009 International Press Freedom Awardees Washington, November 19, 2009—Naziha Réjiba, editor of the Tunisian online news journal Kalima, said she knows what to expect when she returns home—surveillance, harassment, and threats conducted by one the world’s most repressive...

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Attacks on the Press in 2008: Azerbaijan

February 10, 2009 12:47 AM ET

The Georgia-Russia crisis in August diverted international attention from another strategically important Caucasus country--oil-rich Azerbaijan. The authoritarian president, Ilham Aliyev, gained a new term in a flawed October 15 vote. Aliyev, who effectively inherited the presidency from his father, Heydar,...

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