30 March 2012, 12:00

Appeal of the Civil Movement for Democracy "Public Chamber" to the head on the executive power of Baku on intention to hold a nationwide rally on April 8, 2012

To Mr Gadjibala Abutalybov

Esteemed Mr Abutalybov,

The "Public Chamber" plans – based on Article 49 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijani Republic and on the Law "On the Freedom of Assembly" – to hold a rally on April 8, 2012, at 4:00-6:00 p.m. in one of the following two locations:

The "Public Chamber" plans – based on Article 49 of the Constitution of the Azerbaijani Republic and on the Law "On the Freedom of Assembly" – to hold a rally on April 8, 2012, at 4:00-6:00 p.m. in one of the following two locations:

  1. The square in front of the cinema "Narimanov" in the Narimanov District;
  2. The square in front of the cinema "Tabriz" in the Nizami District;

With the aim to express our attitude to the current political situation and under the slogans "New parliamentary elections!", "Freedom to Karabakh!", "Freedom to political prisoners!", "Ensure the freedom of assembly!" "Return our deposits one to one!", "Don't touch the property!" and "End to corruption and bribery!"

It is expected that the rally will be attended by 10,000 people.

Should the executive power of the city of Baku offer other places for the rally, it could be considered by the organizers.

We hereby ask to consider our appeal, and in accordance with the Law of the Azerbaijani Republic "On the Freedom of Assembly", to give an answer to the organizers not later than three days prior to the event.

Organizers of the rally:

The member of the Coordinating Council of the Civil Movement for Democracy "Public Chamber"

Panakh Gusein

The member of the "Public Chamber"

Gyulyaga Aslanly

The member of the "Public Chamber"

Asef Guliev

Translated by "Caucasian Knot"

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