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    Posted April 21, 2014 by
    Baku, Azerbaijan

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    The fifth day of a hunger strike of NIDA activists


    Today is the fifth day of the hunger strike of eight arrested activists of NIDA Movement who are kept in Kurdakhani prison. At the same time, the parents of the accused spend their hunger strike at the headquarters of "Musavat" party.


    They all are protesting against the prosecutor's sentencing n the young people to lengthy prison terms - from 6.5 to 8.5 years of imprisonment.


    The mothers of Zaur Gurbanli, Rashadat Akhundov, and Shahin Novruzlu are Sakina Gurbanova, Metanet Akhundova, and Mehpara Novruzova.


    The young people are accused of organizing riots on March 10, 2013 against the soldiers' deaths. All defendants are announced by Amnesty International “prisoners of conscience.


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