YOUTH ORGANIZATIONS HOLD PROTEST ACTION AGAINST IMPRISIONMENT OF JOURNALISTS IN THE CENTER OF BAKU

November 23rd, 2009
Yesterday, 22 November, newspaper photographer Turkhan Garishga (Karimov) was detained by police during the protest action held by a group of youths where Musavat, APFP, ADP and OL youth organizations participated.

The Institute for Reporters’ Freedom and Safety was told this by photographer Turkhan Garishga (Karimov). “I told police that I am a media representative and they released me after I presented my identification card,” said Turkhan Garishga.

Younth activists put on protective masks, and started off from Natavan monument in the center of Baku and advanced to the Puppet Theatre holding slogans and photos of imprisoned journalists and bloggers in their hand that said, “Let’s protect ourselves against the virus of the government”, and “Freedom to the political prisoners.”

Two members of APFP Youths Organization – Ramin Gafarov and Teymur Mammadzade were taken to the Sabail District Police Department #9 as a result of police intervention. Detained activists were released at the end of the day.