Freedom House Calls for Release of Imprisoned Azerbaijani Journalist | Freedom House

Freedom House Calls for Release of Imprisoned Azerbaijani Journalist

Freedom House joins nine other human rights organizations in calling on Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev to release journalist Eynulla Fatullayev. In April, the European Court ruled that Fatullayev’s imprisonment constituted a violation of his freedom of expression and right to a fair trial and ordered the Azerbaijani government to free him and compensate him for damages and legal expenses. Fatullayev remains incarcerated and now stands accused of a drug-possession charge that international observers find suspicious.

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