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By Natasha Schmidt / 26 January, 2013
Protesters posted photographs and videos of clashes between police and demonstrators and there were reports that tear gas had been used on crowds and that pepper spray had been used against detainees.
“I approached police at demo and asked them to join us! They were thinking for a while. Then Arrested me. Writing from police station,” tweeted Emin Milli on Saturday afternoon.
Up to 100 people were thought to be detained, though initial reports put the number of arrests at around 40.Tags: Authoritarian | Azerbaijan | Baku | Emin Milli | protests
The winter issue of Index on Censorship magazine brings together articles from writers including the Bishop of Bradford, Salil Tripathi, Samira Ahmed and Kaya Genc. There’s an interview with Gurpreet Kaur Bhatti ahead of the opening of her new play, and 10 years after Bezhti; while cartoonist Martin Rowson writes and draws about how comedy and religious offence come into conflict.