Elmar Huseynov

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In Azerbaijan, persecution of editor continues; CPJ seeks a halt

September 6, 2007 12:00 PM ET

 New York, September 6, 2007—Azerbaijani authorities must stop the persecution of Eynulla Fatullayev, an imprisoned editor who has been hit with a series of politically inspired criminal charges since he began investigating alleged government wrongdoing, the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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Supreme Court upholds Azerbaijani editor’s prison sentence

August 24, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, August 24, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists denounces the continued imprisonment of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of the now-shuttered Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan. On Wednesday, the Supreme Court of Azerbaijan upheld Fatullayev’s 30-month...

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CPJ testifies at U.S. Helsinki Commission hearing on press freedom in the former Soviet bloc

August 2, 2007 12:00 PM ET

Washington, August 2, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists today called on the United States Commission on Security and Cooperation in Europe to take a lead in making press freedom a priority in American foreign policy. At a hearing in Washington,...

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In Azerbaijan, new charge filed against imprisoned editor

May 22, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 22, 2007—Azerbaijani authorities have filed a terrorism charge against Eynulla Fatullayev, the imprisoned editor of the independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan, in the latest government action against the journalist and his...

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Azerbaijani newspapers evicted, editor threatened

May 21, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, May 21, 2007—Local authorities evicted the independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan from their Baku offices on Sunday night, saying that the publications’ building violates safety regulations. The action comes amid a series...

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Backsliders: The 10 countries where press freedom has most deteriorated

May 1, 2007 2:10 AM ET

New York, May 2, 2007--Three nations in sub-Saharan Africa are among the places worldwide where press freedom has deteriorated the most over the last five years, a new analysis by the Committee to Protect Journalists has found. Ethiopia, where the...

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In Azerbaijan, embattled editor jailed for libel and insult

April 20, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 20, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns today’s imprisonment in Baku of Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of the independent Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan. The Yasamal District Court convicted Fatullayev on charges of...

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Azerbaijan editor receives death threat after report on colleague’s murder

March 7, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 7, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is alarmed by a death threat against an editor in the capital Baku, four days after he reported that high-ranking officials there ordered the murder of his colleague Elmar Huseynov. On...

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Azerbaijani journalist’s murderers remain at large on second anniversary

March 1, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, March 1, 2007—Two years after the contract-style assassination of opposition editor Elmar Huseynov, his murderers remain at large. When Huseynov, an editor and founder of the newsweekly Monitor, was gunned down in his Baku apartment building on March...

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CPJ Update

March 1, 2007 2:10 AM ET

March 2007 News from the Committee to Protect Journalists...

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