Participant of the rally holds flag of Azerbaijan with inscription demanding to stop corruption and to free political prisoners, Baku, October 28, 2017. Photo by Aziz Karimov for the Caucasian Knot.

28 October 2017, 15:05

In Baku, about 1000 people come to rally against corruption

Participants of the Azerbaijani opposition's rally organized under the slogan "No robbery and lie!" came to the stadium in the Yasamal District of Baku with portraits of political prisoners and socio-political posters.

The "Caucasian Knot" has reported that on October 25, three suspected militants were killed in Azerbaijan. The law enforcement agencies announced that the killed suspects were plotting to commit a terror act at the today's opposition rally in Baku.

The action of the Azerbaijani National Council of Democratic Forces (NCDF), sanctioned by the Baku authorities, began at 3:30 p.m. local time. By the beginning of the rally, about 1000 people gathered at the stadium, about two times less than at the previous rally held on October 7. However, people continue to arrive at the place of the rally, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

Participants of the action brought to the stadium posters with portraits of political prisoners and political and social slogans. The police did not allow taking to the stadium the posters with slogans in English, note the organizers of the action.

On October 27, on his Facebook page, Ali Kerimli, a member of the NCDF coordinating centre and the leader of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), wrote that the purpose of the rally would be to express protest against "corruption, lie, falsifications, embezzlement and misappropriation of budgetary funds."

Full text of the article is available on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’.

Author: Faik Medzhid; Source: CK correspondent

All news

May 26, 2018 22:21

May 26, 2018 20:29

  • Law enforcers accuse Azerbaijani opposition of money laundering

    Three detained activists of the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA) and a Russian citizen who was arrested earlier were actors of a money laundering scheme, says the today's release of the General Prosecutor's Office (GPO) and the Ministry of Internal Affairs (MIA).

May 26, 2018 14:42

  • NKR accuses Azerbaijan of 150 bombardments within a week

    During May 20-26, Azerbaijani militaries repeatedly violated the cease-fire regime by making more than 1500 shots at the positions of the Defence Army of the Nagorno-Karabakh Republic (NKR), the Ministry of Defence (MoD) of the NKR has stated.

May 26, 2018 14:00

  • In Azerbaijan, three opposition activists detained on the eve of rally

    Three days before a rally to be dedicated to the 100th anniversary of the Republic of Azerbaijan, law enforcers detained Agil Magerramov, a member of the presidium for the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan (PFPA), Ruslan Nasirli, the chairman for the Mejlis of the PFPA's youth committee, and Babek Gasanov, the head of the district PFPA's unit. This is reported by the Popular Front Party of Azerbaijan.

May 26, 2018 12:50

News archive