Monday, April 8

Banning film screenings in Azerbaijan

We have reached the point in Azerbaijan where anything remotely touching the topic of people's struggle and human rights, is unwelcome. On April 6, a group of plain-clothed "officers" showed [RU] up at the hotel in the southern region of Azerbaijan, Lenkoran where the Caucadoc project (Caucasus Documentary Filmmaking) was screening the documentary films from Ireland, China, Ukraine, and Romania. 

This project is funded by the Eastern Partnership Culture Program and the films were already screened in Armenia and Georgia as Regnum reports. 

It is obvious that someone "ordered" the plain clothed men to storm the hotel. Who? Well, most likely the local administrative office on orders of someone certainly very "important" sitting in Baku. 

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