Azerbaijan protest over barrack death is broken up

Share this article
Have your say

POLICE in Azerbaijan arrested dozens of protesters who rallied against violence in the military yesterday, firing water cannon and rubber bullets to disperse crowds.

The protest was one of a series triggered by the death of a conscript, Jeyhun Gubadov, on 7 January 7 at a barracks. His death added to a string of other non-combat deaths in the military in recent years.

Human rights groups accuse President Ilham Aliyev, of rigging elections and of clamping down on dissent.