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November 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
An opposition rally in this capital turned bloody for the second straight day Sunday, when an unidentified gang attacked several opposition leaders. Among the victims was Azerbaijan's first president after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Abulfaz Elchibey, who was forced from office in June 1993. Democratic Party leader Ilyas Ismailov and Liberal Party leader Lala Shovkhet-Gajiyeva and several of their party colleagues also were beaten by unidentified attackers.
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April 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Azerbaijani riot police used rubber truncheons to break up a rally of opposition supporters calling for the release of political prisoners. About 300 supporters of the opposition Democrat Party took to the streets of Baku, the capital, chanting slogans calling for the release of political allies who they say have been imprisoned by President Heydar A. Aliyev's government. Police dispersed the demonstrators after about 40 minutes, beating the protesters with truncheons.
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April 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police with batons beat back more than 1,000 demonstrators seeking to stage an unsanctioned rally in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, on Saturday and detained three opposition leaders. Dozens of people were clubbed, including 13 prominent opposition figures, two lawmakers and five reporters who covered the rally, according to the information center of the Musavat opposition party. At least one person was hospitalized, Russia's Itar-Tass news agency said.
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April 30, 2000 | From Associated Press
Police with batons beat back more than 1,000 demonstrators seeking to stage an unsanctioned rally in Azerbaijan's capital, Baku, on Saturday and detained three opposition leaders. Dozens of people were clubbed, including 13 prominent opposition figures, two lawmakers and five reporters who covered the rally, according to the information center of the Musavat opposition party. At least one person was hospitalized, Russia's Itar-Tass news agency said.
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April 22, 2001 | From Times Wire Reports
Azerbaijani riot police used rubber truncheons to break up a rally of opposition supporters calling for the release of political prisoners. About 300 supporters of the opposition Democrat Party took to the streets of Baku, the capital, chanting slogans calling for the release of political allies who they say have been imprisoned by President Heydar A. Aliyev's government. Police dispersed the demonstrators after about 40 minutes, beating the protesters with truncheons.
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November 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Three soldiers were killed and 126 people wounded in Azerbaijan when riots triggered by a territorial dispute with Armenia swept through two southern Soviet cities, an Azerbaijani official said today. Musa Mamedov, chief of the information department of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry, said the violence occurred in the Azerbaijan cities of Nakhichevan and Kirovabad with the arrival of Interior Ministry troops Tuesday.
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March 3, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that several people were killed in ethnic rioting in the industrial city of Sumgait before army troops could be mobilized and a curfew imposed. Gennady I. Gerasimov, the ministry's chief spokesman, told reporters that life in Sumgait, a city of more than 160,000 people in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, is returning to normal after Sunday's clashes between Azerbaijanis and Armenians.
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October 11, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Widespread political corruption was the underlying cause of the ethnic disturbances in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, including the predominantly Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has sought to secede, the Communist Party newspaper Pravda said Monday.
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January 25, 1990 | From Associated Press
Negotiators today reached an agreement calling for a cease-fire along a border separating heavily armed camps of Armenian and Azerbaijani nationalists, Tass press agency said. Tass said the cease-fire was declared by members of the Soviet Parliament, the Armenian All-National Movement and the People's Front of Nakhichevan.
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March 4, 1988 | Associated Press
Thirty-one people were killed in ethnic rioting in the Azerbaijani city of Sumgait, Tass press agency reported today. It was the first time the official media reported deaths in ethnic violence between Azerbaijanis and Armenians in the two southern Soviet republics. Dissident sources had reported that as many as 20 people died in the Sumgait riots. The rioting erupted Sunday in the industrial city 19 miles northwest of the Azerbaijani capital of Baku.
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November 9, 1998 | From Associated Press
An opposition rally in this capital turned bloody for the second straight day Sunday, when an unidentified gang attacked several opposition leaders. Among the victims was Azerbaijan's first president after the breakup of the Soviet Union, Abulfaz Elchibey, who was forced from office in June 1993. Democratic Party leader Ilyas Ismailov and Liberal Party leader Lala Shovkhet-Gajiyeva and several of their party colleagues also were beaten by unidentified attackers.
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November 23, 1988 | Associated Press
Three soldiers were killed and 126 people wounded in Azerbaijan when riots triggered by a territorial dispute with Armenia swept through two southern Soviet cities, an Azerbaijani official said today. Musa Mamedov, chief of the information department of the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry, said the violence occurred in the Azerbaijan cities of Nakhichevan and Kirovabad with the arrival of Interior Ministry troops Tuesday.
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October 11, 1988 | MICHAEL PARKS, Times Staff Writer
Widespread political corruption was the underlying cause of the ethnic disturbances in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, including the predominantly Armenian region of Nagorno-Karabakh, which has sought to secede, the Communist Party newspaper Pravda said Monday.
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March 3, 1988 | WILLIAM J. EATON, Times Staff Writer
The Soviet Foreign Ministry said Wednesday that several people were killed in ethnic rioting in the industrial city of Sumgait before army troops could be mobilized and a curfew imposed. Gennady I. Gerasimov, the ministry's chief spokesman, told reporters that life in Sumgait, a city of more than 160,000 people in the Soviet republic of Azerbaijan, is returning to normal after Sunday's clashes between Azerbaijanis and Armenians.
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January 5, 1990 | From Associated Press
President Mikhail S. Gorbachev canceled meetings with foreign guests to concentrate on domestic crises, and news of the schedule change triggered a steep drop today in the Tokyo stock market and unsettled Wall Street. Gorbachev put off engagements with foreign visitors, including British opposition leader Neil Kinnock, to deal with border riots in Azerbaijan and the breakaway Communist Party of Lithuania, a senior official said today.
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December 17, 1989 | CHARLES T. POWERS, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Why does an apple fall when it is ripe? Is it brought down by the force of gravity? Is it because its stalk withers? Because it is dried by the sun, because it grows too heavy, or the wind shakes it, or because the boy standing under the tree wants to eat it? --Tolstoy, "War and Peace" You could see these men in the evening in certain cafes in Bratislava or Bydgoszc, Krakow or Kecskemet, Leipzig or Poznan, at the end of a hard day's door-holding for the Communist Party.
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