Azerbaijan, Baku, May 27 / Trend K.Zarbaliyeva /
Deputy Justice Minister and Chief of the Penitentiary Service
Madat Guliyev said journalist Eynulla Fatullayev admitted that he made a mistake.
"Fatullayev appealed to the Azerbaijani President in March with a request for pardoning. In his appeal to the president, Fatullayev admitted that he made a mistake," Guliyev said.
Guliyev said he does not regard Fatullayev as a political prisoner.
Azerbaijan President Ilham Aliyev signed an order to pardon a number of persons in custody. Among those pardoned - a former chief editor of "Real Azerbaijan" and "Gundəlik Azərbaycan" Eynulla Fatullayev.