September 14, 2012 - 15:47 AMT
No clashes reported at anti-Safarov rally in Moscow

Moscow is hosting a rally to protest the extradition and release of Azeri criminal Ramil Safarov convicted for axe-murdering an Armenian officer in Budapest.

As a rally participant told a PanARMENIAN.Net reporter, no clashes or Azeri provocations have so far been noted, with representatives of Jewish and Kurdish communities having already spoken at the event.

The Russian-Armenian Commonwealth organization coordinated the event with Moscow’s municipality, with the rally held jointly with other Russia-based Armenian social organizations.

According to Azeri media’s earlier reports, Moscow-based Azeris plan to stage a provocation during Armenian organisations’ rally.

In report, the Azeris threaten to “shed the blood of Armenians, should any disrespectful speech abuse Azerbaijan or any participant attempt to burn an Azeri flag.”