BAKU: KLO Activists Get Two Months in Jail for Anti-Armenian Action

Baku Today
June 25 2004

KLO Activists Get Two Months in Jail for Their Anti-Armenian Action

Baku’s Nasimi District court on Thursday sentenced five jailed
activists of the Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) to two months
in jail for their unauthorized protest action against Armenian
participation of a Baku-hosted NATO conference.

The KLO chairman Akif Naghi, along with four other activists of his
organization, Mursal Hasanov, Ilkin Qurbanov, Rovshan Fatiyev and
Manaf Kerimov, were found culpable of resisting police, violating
public order and hooliganism.

The KLO members on Tuesday protested Armenian participants of the
planning conference for NATO’s `Cooperative Best Effort-2004′
exercises, Col. Murad Isakhanyan and Sen. Lt. Aram Hovhanesyan, by
breaking into a conference hall of Baku’s Grand Hotel Europe, where
the event was taking place.

As a result, the conference was stopped for several minutes.

Several windows of the conference hall of the hotel were broken by
the protestors and there was no report of serious injuries on police
or KLO activists during the incident.

From: Emil Lazarian | Ararat NewsPress