Azerbaijan, Baku, March 11 / Trend M. Aliyev /
Azerbaijani students held a protest action in front of the
U.S. Embassy in Azerbaijan.
About 100 students protested in connection with the report entitled "Drug Control Strategy - 2010" of the U.S. State Department.
The report of the State Department spread on March 2 said that about 30-35 percent of students are drug addicts in Azerbaijan.
"The report says that there are about 300,000 drug addicts. About 30-35 percent of them are students. If one considers that there are about 140,000 students in
Azerbaijan. Some reports about 100,000 drug addicts are simply absurd," Baku State University Student Union chairman Dashgyn Ganbarov said.
The following slogans: "We say no to deliberately distorting report of the U.S. State Department," We say no to drugs "," Do not slander the students! ".
An appeal was made as a result of the picket.
As a result of the picket was an appeal.
The protesters were received by the embassy official. Students union chairman Shahin Ismailov gave the appeal to a representative of the embassy, who said that the issue will be considered.
Ismailov said that if their appeal does not bring any results, they will continue to protest.
The rally was held with the permission of city authorities.