Imprisoned Journalists Could be Pardoned in Azerbaijan

Society Materials 12 May 2008 16:11 (UTC +04:00)

Azerbaijan, Baku, 12 May / Trend corr. E.Babayev / The Council of Press of Azerbaijan is developing an itinerary of events on the eve of the Day of National Press on 22nd July.

"We will include the issue concerning the pardoning of the jailed journalists into the agenda on the threshold of the Day of National Press," Aflatun Amashov, Chairman of the Council, stated to Trend on 12 May.

Currently, three journalists serve their sentence in prisons - Eynulla Fatullayev - chief editor of Gundlik Azerbaijan and Realni Azerbaijan newspapers, Ganimat Zahid -chief editor of Azadlig newspaper and Mirza Sakit - a journalist from Azadlig newspaper.

The Council will soon discuss the itinerary of events regarding the Day of National press.

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