Published: 1 Dec 2011 | By Vafa Fati-zade

Media Freedom: Update on Fatullayev v Azerbaijan


The European Court ordered the Azerbaijani government to release the newspaper editor Eynulla Fatullayev in April 2010. Instead, a new criminal case was opened against him on charges of drug possession. In this article, Vafa Fati-zade outlines the Azerbaijani authorities’ attempts to silence his reporting, and the counter-measures taken which ultimately led to his release.

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