Political Parties of Azerbaijan Comment on Arrest of Journalist – Version 2
Azerbaijan, Baku / Т corr S. Ilhamghizi / The Deputy Chairman of ruling New Azerbaijan Party (NAP), MP Mubariz Gurbanly, said on 20 April that the editor-in-chief of Gundelik Azerbaijan -- Realni Azerbaijan newspapers, Eynulla Fatullayev, has been arrested for interpreting Khojaly Genocide and insulting inhabitants of Khojaly, and accusing the State of it is absurd. According to him, not only inhabitants of Khojaly, but also all Azeri people express their dissatisfaction with Fatullayev's article. In addition, he said that during his visit to Khankendy, Fatullayev disseminated unreal information on Khojaly tragedy.
Gurbanly said that the Power of Azerbaijan does not need to order the arrest of journalist. "It is a court process on the base of the law suit by people whose rights have been violated, and the fault of the prosecuted person has been proved. Looking for other thesis and accusing the Power of it is absurd," Gurbanly said. On 20 April The Yasamal District Court sentenced Fatullayev to two and a half-year imprisonment. The journalist was arrested at the Court hall