Protests in Azerbaijan: two killed police officers

Protests in Azerbaijan: two killed police officers

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Riots took place in the city of Ganja.

In the Azerbaijani city of Ganja on Tuesday, July 10, during a crackdown on illegal protests killed two police Colonel, reported, citing .

“July 10, about 20 PM, a group of people (about 150-200 people), are the supporters of radical religious movements, tried to violate the order of the square in front EVE Ganja”, — is spoken in the joint message of the Prosecutor General, interior Ministry and the security Service of Azerbaijan.

According to information “participants in illegal actions, ignoring the warnings of police officers performing their official authority, resisted the police officers with the use of blunt and sharp objects”.

“As a result of decisive measures to police their illegal actions were stopped, 40 persons were arrested and taken to the GUP of Ganja, the rest fled,” – said in the message.

It is also noted that “the order in the city center was fully restored in about 30 minutes.”

“I regret to note that with the suppression of illegal actions of the traumas of radical parties, became martyrs, two police officers — Deputy chief sue Ganja police Colonel Ilgar Balakishiev and Nizami district chief, Colonel-Lieutenant of police Samad Abbasov”, — the statement reads.

In fact, the Prosecutor’s office opened a criminal case on article 120.2.3, 120.2.7, 220.1, and 228.4 221.3 of the criminal code.Law enforcement agencies conducted necessary investigative actions and operational search actions to bring to justice all the participants and organizers of the crime.

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