Three Activists of Karabakh Liberation Organization Released From Detention
Azerbaijan, Baku / Trend corr. S.Ilhamgizi / Three activists of the Karabakh Liberation Organization were released from detention at the Police Station after being charged for attempting to demonstrate against the visit of the Armenian Interior Minister to Baku who will be attending the meeting of the Interior Ministers Council of CIS countries which is to be held on 6 September
About 10 policemen from Narimanov district Police Station arrived at the KLO's office and detained members of the organization, including one woman, Gultakin Guliyeva, on 6 September. The demonstrators, including journalists, were forced into a bus and delivered to the police station where they were detained. The journalists were later released. Gultkin Guliyeva received medical treatment due to her bad health. There are still 7 or 8 members of the organization detained at the Police Station.
The conflict between the two countries of South Caucasus began in 1988 due to territorial claims by Armenia against Azerbaijan. Armenia has occupied 20% of the Azerbaijani land including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and its seven surrounding Districts. Since 1992, these territories have been under the occupation of the Armenian Forces. In 1994, Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement at which time the active hostilities ended. The Co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group ( Russia, France and USA) are currently holding peaceful negotiations.