BAKU: KLO Activists Face Criminal Case on Charges of Hooliganism

From: “Katia M. Peltekian” <[email protected]>
Subject: BAKU: KLO Activists Face Criminal Case on Charges of Hooliganism

Baku Today, Azerbaijan
June 23 2004

KLO Activists Face Criminal Case on Charges of Hooliganism

Criminal cases have been filed against five arrested members of the
Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO), including its leader Akif
Naghi, on charges of hooliganism, police said on Tuesday.

The KLO members were arrested the same day after they attempted to
stage an unauthorized rally in front of Baku’s Europe Hotel in
protest of two Armenian participants of a planning conference for
NATO’s `Cooperative Best Effort-2004′ military training.

Although police stopped the protestors from nearing the hotel, a
group of young KLO members could enter the building via a rear door.
After minutes of squabbling with the hotel’s guard, they also managed
to break into the hall where the conference was being held.
Reinforced police forces eventually could force the intruders out of
the hotel.

The Baku-hosted planning conference, which was organized under NATO’s
Partnership for Peace Program, is attended by representatives from
ten NATO member-states and 11 countries participating in the
Partnership for Peace Program. The conference is due to finish on
Thursday.

Baku’s arch foe neighbor, Armenia, which has taken control over
one-fifth of Azerbaijan’s territories in 1991-94 war, is being
represented in the event by Colonel Murad Isakhanyan and Senior
Lieutenant Aram Hovhanesian.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress

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