JOURNALISTS FACE PRESSURE IN YOUTH PROTEST ACTION

March 11th, 2011
There was a so-called emergency situation in Baku, Azerbaijan, in regards to the 11 March Great People’s Day arranged by a group of youth activists via Facebook to protest against the government. Starting in the early hours in the morning, police took control of high schools and universities, underground stations, and central squares of the city.

In a protest meeting near the railway station, the police beat Radio Liberty photo reporter Abbas Atillay. In another protest meeting in Nizami street, a police employee kicked Turan News Agency Photo-journalist Etimad Budagov in his stomach