Eynulla Fatullayev

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Security ministry hits opposition editor with new charges

July 5, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, July 5, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists deplores the continued persecution of Eynulla Fatullayev, imprisoned editor of the Russian-language weekly Realny Azerbaijan and the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan, and that of his staff. The Ministry of National Security...

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CPJ urges Azerbaijan to end persecution of imprisoned editor

June 7, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, June 7, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists is calling on Azerbaijani authorities to release an editor imprisoned on libel charges who says he has been denied food and water, and has received death threats. Eynulla Fatullayev, editor of...

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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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Editor brutally beaten after colleague’s trial

April 24, 2007 12:00 PM ET

New York, April 24, 2007—The Committee to Protect Journalists condemns the brutal attack on Uzeyir Jafarov, an editor and reporter for the Azeri-language daily Gündalik Azarbaycan, in the capital, Baku. Two unidentified men beat Jafarov as he was leaving 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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Attacks on the Press 2006: Azerbaijan

February 5, 2007 11:45 AM ET

AZERBAIJAN Two prominent journalists were viciously assaulted in unsolved attacks, and the 2005 murder of another top reporter was wrapped in questions. President Ilham Aliyev and his allies used the courts as a hammer against the independent media, filing criminal...

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CPJ calls for end to crackdown on independent media

October 2, 2006 12:00 PM ET

Your Excellency: The Committee to Protect Journalists is deeply troubled by an intense crackdown on opposition and independent journalists who have been critical of public officials. In particular, we wish to call your attention to the cases of journalists Shakhin Agabeili, Eynulla Fatullayev, Fikret Faramazoglu, and Sakit Zakhidov. In a disturbing trend, several public officials have filed about a dozen politicized lawsuits against critical journalists in the past three months. Among the plaintiffs is Interior Minister Ramil Usubov who filed five defamation lawsuits against Agabeili, Fatullayev and Faramazoglu. We condemn this campaign of harassment of Azerbaijan's independent press and call on you to do everything within your power to stop it.

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