Azerbaijani opposition party's rally fails
Azerbaijan, Baku, July 14/ Trend , A.Huseynbala/
Azerbaijan's opposition Musavat party attempted to rally in front of the Chinese embassy in Baku on July 14.
"The protestors were not even allowed to assemble in front of the embassy. The law-enforcement officers demanded to disperse," the Member of the Musavat Party Assembly, Gulagha Aslanli told Trend .
As a result of the unrests, 156 people died in the administrative centre of Xinjiang Uighur Autonomous Region (XUAR), Urumqi, on July 6. Demonstrators burned cars, pulled down police barriers and damaged buses.
According to the latest figures of the local law-enforcement bodies, 156 people died and 816 were injured. Earlier three civilians and a policeman were reported to have died during the clashes. Protestors expressed their concern in connection with the deaths of two Uighurs during clashes amongst toy factory workers in Kwangtung province.
Aslanli said some participants who were not subject to the police demands were arrested. "Tofig Yagublu, Husein Malikov, Tural Abbasli, Javid Hajibayli and Jamil Hasanli were arrested and taken to the 22nd department of the Nasimi District Police Office," the member of the Musavat party said.
A few days ago, the Musavat party and the World Azerbaijanis Congress decided to rally in front of the Chinese Embassy in Azerbaijan to protest the actions carried out against the demonstrators in Xinjiang. The Baku City Administration, taking into account the inconvenience of the two rallies, did not give permission to them.
Musavat party was founded in Baku in 1911. The party's was re-launched on Nov. 7, 1992. Gambar was elected chief of Musavat party with majority of votes. Isa Gambar, was the former Speaker of the Azerbaijani Parliament in 1992 to1993 and was nominated for the 2003 presidential elections. The Party is represented by four MPs in the parliament.
The WAC's rally, scheduled for 12:30 in front of the Chinese Embassy in Azerbaijan failed, as well.
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