PROTEST ACTIONS THREATENED TO BE STAGED UNLESS KLO MEMBERS SET FREE

ArmenPress
Sept 1 2004

BAKU, SEPTEMBER 1, ARMENPRESS: A court ruling has recently sentenced
Karabakh Liberation Organization (KLO) 6 members to 3-5 years
of imprisonment accusing them in violation of public order and
hooliganism. The mentioned people have over expressed themselves
in their discontent about involvement of Armenian officers in June
21 NATO military exercises in Baku. According to pro-government and
opposition forces of Azerbaijan, the ruling has been dictated by USA.
According to RFE/RL sources, a number of statements have been made
which threaten to stage actions of mass protest unless KLO members
are set free.

Azeri Great Revival party leader has addressed a message to Armenian
president which says in particular, "Mr. Kocharian, taking into
consideration the result of the trial, you can be considered the
winner of 10 year long war."