Azerbaijan: Release of Eynulla Fatullayev

Press Statement
Mark C. Toner
Deputy Spokesman, Office of the Spokesman
Washington, DC
May 27, 2011

The United States welcomes the release by the government of Azerbaijan of imprisoned journalist Eynulla Fatullayev. We monitored Mr. Fatullayev’s case closely and called for a transparent legal process consistent with Azerbaijani law and international norms. We congratulate Mr. Fatullayev and his family on his release. We remain committed to working with Azerbaijan to advance democratic reforms, including on freedom of expression, and other reforms necessary to secure a prosperous future for its people.

PRN: 2011/852