Some Azerbaijani opposition parties to hold protest action
Azerbaijan, Baku, Sept. 4 / Trend A.Huseynbala /
The union, which unites several opposition parties, is likely to hold protest action in front of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry.
The rally supported by the Karabakh Liberation Organization will demand to refuse from the Madrid principles on the solution of the Nagorno-Karabakh conflict, head of the Azadlig party represented in the Union for Democracy told Trend on Sept.3.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. Armenian armed forces have occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan since 1992, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and 7 surrounding districts. Azerbaijan and Armenia signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group - Russia, France, and the U.S. - are currently holding the peace negotiations.
"We will appeal to the Baku Executive Power to sanction a protest action to be held at 12:00 on Sept.24. We will attempt to hold the rally regardless of reply," Oruj said.
Union for Democracy was founded by the opposition Classic Popular Front Party, Azadlig party and National Democracy Party after 2005 parliamentary election. Great Azerbaijan Party joined the union in early Sept. 2008 and People's Party - in Nov. The Union is advisory and cooperation body.
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