Tag archive of protest

Youth Arrested Over Non-existent Protest

Residents of Zagatala region planned to hold a protest on January 30 against the price increases affecting food and other products. Prior to January 30, the organizers of the protest shared information about the protest on Facebook.   According to a Zagatala resident, who did not wish to be named, 14 people who disseminated information about the protest on Facebook, have been arrested, accused of violating public order and sentenced to 20-25

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Azerbaijan Braces for Protests

  Police Forcibly Disperse Social Protests in Regions   January 12– A group of residents of Liman town in Lankaran region held a protest demanding lower food prices, after the prices of food and other essential goods saw a sharp rise following the devaluation of the national currency on December 21, 2015. The police used physical force to disperse the protesters, who had attempted to block the Alat-Astara highway.  

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Citizens Protest Against Price Hikes Across Azerbaijan

    Hundreds of people have taken to the streets across Azerbaijan, to protest against price hikes, following the collapse of the country’s currency, the Manat—which has lost almost half of its value against the U.S. dollar in recent days.   As such, on January 12, a group of residents held a protest in Liman, a city in Azerbaijan’s Lankaran region. (more…)

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Journalists Demand Justice for Rasim Aliyev

On January 12, Baku Grave Crimes Court held a hearing on the criminal case against Elshan Ismayilov, Jamal Mammadov, Arif Aliyev, Samir Mustafayev, and Kanan Madatov, who are being charged in relation to the death of journalist Rasim Aliyev. Numerous journalists were not allowed to attend the court hearing on the pretext that the courtroom was too small. Journalists had also been barred from the previous hearing on January 5.      

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Police Forcibly Disperse Social Protests in Regions

January 12– A group of residents of Liman town in Lankaran region held a protest demanding lower food prices, after the prices of food and other essential goods saw a sharp rise following the devaluation of the national currency on December 21, 2015. The police used physical force to disperse the protesters, who had attempted to block the Alat-Astara highway.   Lankaran Regional Executive Power confirmed that a protest had been held in the

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Former MP’s son resigns in protest against human rights violations

On December 20, the son of former MP and Defense Ministry spokesman Eldar Sabiroglu, resigned from his position of investigator. "The rampant dishonesty and violation of people's rights in this country, and the pretence of "honesty" among rich and immoral people has forced me to make this decision," said Rufat Safarov a statement.   Rufat Safarov claims that he does not have personal problems with anyone, is happy with his standard of living,

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Sumgayit police halt protest by businessmen

      On 30 September, a group of businessmen attempted to arch towards Sumgayit City Executive Power in protest against the shutdown of a market place located in Microdistrict #8. Officers prevented the businessmen from approaching the executive power building.   After his appointment as the Executive Power Chief of Sumgayit, Zakir Farajov ordered the closure of the 8th Microdistrict market place, which was popular for its low

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Man dies in suspicious circumstances in police custody in Mingechevir; police respond forcefully to resulting protest

 Man dies in suspicious circumstances in police custody in Mingechevir; police respond forcefully to resulting protest   Bahruz Hajiyev, a resident of the city of Mingechevir, who was summoned to Mingechevir City Police Department at about 18.00 on 20 August, ended up in a morgue shortly afterwards. His family learned the news through a friend, says Bahruz’s father, Dilsuz Hajiyev. According to the father, he was told at the police department

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