Photographs from the Presidential Elections in Azerbaijan



You did not have to be 18 years old to cast a vote.
┐Loreta Budin

Picture of President Haidar Aliev, father of candidate Ilham
Aliev, was displayed in the most prominent places 
in voting stations.
┐Loreta Budin
 
Cameras were present in all voting stations. 

        Group voting was permitted.
        ┐Loreta Budin

The day after the elections, police were deployed throughout the city.
┐Loreta Budin


October 16, 2003
Demonstrators respond to the attack by armed forces.
┐Erazm Ciolek
 
 

 


Demonstrators resisting attacks by armed forces sent in to quell protests.
┐Reform Center


A demonstrator is attacked. 
October 16, 2003
The government spoke of overpowering the force of the demonstrators.
┐Reform Center
 
 

 


 
 
 


These are non-uniformed secret police whose identity is completely 
unknown and who are used as special brigades by the authorities for
attacking demonstrators.
 
 
 
 


Armed forces attacking demonstrators.
┐Reform Center

 

 

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