BAKU: Azeri prosecutor wants court to jail anti-Armenian protesters

Azeri prosecutor wants court to jail anti-Armenian protesters

Turan news agency
20 Aug 04


The trial of Karabakh Liberation Organization [KLO] members continued
at Baku’s Nasimi district court today.

The deputy chief of the Yasamal district police department, Cingiz
Mammadov, appeared in court as a witness. He testified on the events
which happened on 21 June outside the Europe Hotel where the KLO
members protested against the participation of Armenian officers in a
NATO meeting.

Mammadov said that he beat up KLO member Rovsan Xafiyev who took part
in the protest. But he did it to pacify him as he had the right to do
so, defence lawyer Vidadi Mahmudov told Turan.

The state prosecutor delivered his speech and asked the court to
sentence KLO chairman Akif Nagi to six years in prison, the rest of
the KLO members to five years and KLO deputy chairman Firudin Mammadov
to four years in prison as he is a first-grade veteran of the Karabakh

The court will continue its work on 26 August when the defence will
have its say.