Time in Yerevan: 11:07:36,   13 December

Opposition politicians arrested in Azerbaijan


YEREVAN, NOVEMBER 17, ARMENPRESS. The Azerbaijani government continues its crackdown on oppositionists.

Baku police arrested Ali Karimli – the opposition politician who chairs the Azerbaijani Popular Front Party, local media reported. An unknown number of Karimli’s supporters have also been detained.

According to unconfirmed reports Jamil Hasanli – another opposition politician, chairman of the National Council Union – has also been arrested.

Supporters of Karimli have gathered outside a police station in Baku, protesting the arrest of the oppositionist.

 

Edited and translated by Stepan Kocharyan




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