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Prisoners' riot in prison ?11 was suppressed

17 February 2005 [09:07] - TODAY.AZ
The riot in prison ?11 has been suppressed today in the morning (APA).Additional forces of Internal Forces and Ministry of Justice were involved to the territory at 6p.m at night yesterday.
At about 10p.m specially determined forces and fire brigades were involved to the territory. 40prisoners' parents were allowed to meet them. The parents gathered in front of the prison were removed after a short meeting. Media representatives were removed from the place of incident at about 1a.m at night.

Operation was launched after that. First tear-gas bomb was thrown to the roof where the prisoners gathered. Then warning fire was shot to the air. But the prisoners didn't stop the action even after this warning. Water from the fire brigades was erupted to the prisoners at about 4p.m.6 of the prisoners cut their vessels with pieces of slate on that eve. At the same time they threw pieces of slates and iron to the armed soldiers. Then ladders were put to the roof. The prisoners cut their vessels were helped to come down by others. They were served medical care.

Other prisoners remained there till the morning. At last at about 9a.m the other prisoners also began to come down.

The journalists were allowed to pass from of the prison only after the prisoners came down from the roof. Giving explanation to the journalists Yashar Aliyev-deputy chief of Head Police Office of Baku City stated that, two associates of police were injured during the operation. Their lives are not in danger: "Some prisoners tried to commit suicide. They were served medical care immediately. None died at the result of the happened."

Y.Aliyev said that both the talks and the operations held played an important role in suppressing the riot. The additional forces began to leave the prison after the prison was taken under control completely. After that, the relations of the prisoners gathered in front of the prison and demanded meeting to be allowed them. But the administration of the prison stated that, it will be possible after stability restored.

According to the information of spokesman of APA in the place of event, spokesmen of televisions were allowed to the territory of the prison at about 12a.m.The journalist stated after the survey that, the cells of the prison were in disorder. They destroyed the irons of their beds and made cold steel of them.

Chief of the prison Ogtay Hasanov blamed the prisoners on happenings in his talk with the journalists. On that time, Nazim Alakbarov- executing chief duty of Head Office of Execution Court Decisions met the prisoners and talked with them in the club of the prison at that time. Ogtay Hasanov informed prisoners' relatives them that he will make the list of the rebellions. The chief said that, associates of Procurator's Office and Ministry of Justice are holding talks inside: "After the participants of the action made known, some of them would be sent to other prisons. Besides it, they will not be punished. I will let them to meet your sons. Clever persons stayed downstairs but foolish ones climbed up the roof. "

At that time some cars wanted to leave the territory of the prison. The prisoners' relatives attacked the cars. Some of them made effort to be run over by the cars. The parents wanted to prevent their sons to be taken to other prisons. None of them were injured.

However, there is some information that some of the rebellions will be sent to other prisons .The condition in the prison is under control at the moment.

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