Friday, April 30, 2010

One year ago today--School shooting in Baku

April 30, 2009... a lone gunman entered one of the universities here in Baku...the State Oil Academy and open fired..before shooting himself he killed 12-13 people...mostly students, faculty and cleaning personel. It was a very tragic story something that seems more familiar to school shootings all to familiar to us in the US. Today, students and other tried to mark the anniversary by honoring those slained but keeping in the tradition of this government to prohibit any public demonstrations of any kind....everyone was arrested and hauled away.

Several of my co-workers, many of whom never comment negatively about the government, expressed disappointment that the memories of the slain couldn't be honored. Never do they say the government is wrong....

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  1. Video from today's protest: