New York, March 21, 2011--The Committee to Protect
Journalists expressed alarm today about reported threats in prison against embattled
editor Eynulla Fatullayev, at left.
According to CPJ interviews and local press reports, Fatullayev has feared for
his life since his recent transfer to a new jail, prompting him to request that
he be isolated from other inmates. Now in solitary confinement, his health has
deteriorated and he has not received medical treatment, according to CPJ
According to Anar Gasymov, a member of Fatullayev's legal team, the journalist's life is in danger. Fatullayev received a tip that hostile inmates have been getting ready to assault him since he was transferred to Prison No. 1 in Baku on March 2, Gasymov, told the independent Caucasus news website Kavkazsky Uzel.