Azerbaijan: Release of Eynulla Fatullayev

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.

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