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Azerbaijan: Dozens reported detained at anniversary commemoration

Categories: Central Asia & Caucasus, Azerbaijan, Digital Activism, Environment, Ethnicity & Race, Freedom of Speech, History, Human Rights, Youth

Twitter and Facebook users, as well as local news agencies [1], report that dozens of youth activists were today detained in Azerbaijan as they attempted to mark the first anniversary of shootings in Baku's Oil Academy [2] which left 12 dead. Although not related to their online activity, among those detained [3] were at least two bloggers, Nigar Fatali [4] and Araz Oner [5]. Until full details are known @leylanajafli [6] is tweeting more information from various sources.