CNN) — Amnesty International’s demand for the release of Eynulla Fatullayev, a journalist from Azerbaijan, was met just two days after the organization’s UK branch launched a social media campaign.
“[He] was freed after we launched a Twitter campaign tweeting the President from Azerbaijan with hundreds and hundreds and hundreds, if not thousands of messages, saying this man does not deserve to be held in jail,” Larry Cox, Executive Director of Amnesty International U.S. tells CNN.
“He’s a journalist, he wrote an article. You can’t put people in jail for that.”
Mr. Fataullayev is just one of the many individuals Amnesty International has supported over its 50 year history.