Department of Rumsfeld

Friday, December 05, 2003

Pangloss Doesn't Live in Azerbaijan Anymore

AP Stories:
(12-03) 11:42 PST BAKU, Azerbaijan
__Rumsfeld congratulates Aliev on his October election victory
(12-05) 14:36 PST BAKU, Azerbaijan
__Jailed opposition refuses food after rigged election
published by opposition leaders who found refuge in the Norwegian embassy

Rauf Arifoglu, editor of the opposition party paper Yeni Musavat, and dozens of others jailed with him have refused food since Dec. 1, demanding to be released.
They were arrested on Oct. 27 on charges of encouraging disorder after thousands of people rioted to protest disputed elections in Azerbaijan, an oil-rich country that has pursued close ties with the United States.

more daring than Indymedia