BAKU: Armenians impeding BTC construction prosecuted

Assa-Irada, Azerbaijan
Aug 25 2004

Armenians impeding BTC construction prosecuted

The Georgian government has taken steps to crack down on the
Armenian residents impeding construction of the Baku-Tbilisi-Ceyhan
(BTC) pipeline. The Borzhomi district prosecutor’s office started
criminal cases against a group of Armenian residents in the Tabaskuri
village who tried to suspend the construction operations last week.
Residents of the village have conducted three protest actions over
the last month. The first one was held peacefully, while the second
action and the one held last weekend resulted in a clash with the
The protesters threw stones at the equipment owned by BP. Several
police officers were injured during the confrontation.*