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President of Azerbaijan Republic Ilham Aliyev signed a pardon  decree on  26 May. Eynulla Fatullayev, a journalist and newspaper editor who had turned into one of the symbols of Azerbaijan’s crackdown on freedom of expression, walked free on May 26 after having spent some four years in jail.
Fatullayev was released along with dozens of other inmates after being pardoned by Azerbaijan’s President Ilham Aliyev.
His release was welcomed by many in Azerbaijan and also by international media groups that had campaigned on his behalf for years.




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