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Human Rights Issues in Eurasia / Правовые Вопросы В Регионах Евразии

Azerbaijani Paid Compensation To Journalist

Posted by Info on 12/08/2011

Journalist Fatullaev, a former political prisoner, received from the Government of Azerbaijan 27,822 euros by the order of the European Court of Human Rights (ECtHR). The payment occurred 15 months after making the ECtHR’s decision.

Fatullaev called the decision to pay compensation the “victory of the entire democratic community”.

Earlier, the authorities refused to pay
compensation under the pretext of the off-setting of debts of the newspapers “Real Azerbaijan” and “Gyundelik Azerbaijan” (Daily Azerbaijan), led by Fatullaev.

However, the Committee of Ministers of the Council of Europe made the decision three times on the need for full implementation of the ECtHR’s decision in favour of Fatullaev, including the payment of compensation to him.

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