Graffiti on the monument to Geidar Aliev. Inscription in the Azerbaijani language read: "Qul bayramınız mübarək!" (Congratulations on the slaves' holiday!), Baku, May 9, 2016. Photo: http://www.7or.am/ru/news/view/105916/

12 May 2016, 18:46

Two persons arrested after appearance of graffiti on monument to Geidar Aliev

Bairam Mamedov, an activist of the "Nida" movement, and Giyas (Giyaseddin) Ibragimov, a Facebook user, have been arrested on charges of large-scale drug dealing. The young people were detained because of some graffiti on the pedestal of the monument to Geidar Aliev in Baku, said the "Nida" movement.

Photos of the monument of Geidar Aliev in the park in central Baku with inscriptions on its pedestal were disseminated on May 10 in social networks on the Internet and some online editions. The inscription in the Azerbaijani language read: "Qul bayramınız mübarək!" (Congratulations on the slaves' holiday!). This was wordplay with the phrase "Congratulations on the Day of Flowers!" This day is marked annually on May 10, the birthday of former president Geidar Aliev. On the other side of the pedestal, it was written in English: "Fuck the system!" Later, the inscriptions were erased; and now, policemen are on duty all the time near the monument, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

On May 11, the "Nida" movement reported about the detention of Mamedov and Ibragimov in its page on the Facebook. According to the movement, the young men were detained in connection with the appearance of the above graffiti on the pedestal of the monument to Geidar Aliev in central Baku, the "Caucasian Knot" correspondent reports.

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

Author: Faik Medzhid Source: CK correspondent

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