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Police break up protest against police brutality in Baku

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Police broke up a protest rally against police violence in Baku, which was held in front of the Ministry of Internal Affairs building earlier today.

The protest was in response to an incident occurring last week when 11 people were arrested from one apartment building.

Last weekend, June 6-7, Baku and other large cities in Azerbaijan announced a lockdown due to an increase in the number of coronavirus cases within the country.

For two days residents were forbidden from going outside for any reason, even to throw out the trash.

People reacted to the announcement quite negatively and tensions rose. The situation was aggravated by the fact that police patrolled around the yards catching violators. This resulted in a conflict between the residents of one of the high-rise buildings in a commuter town and the local police squad, where residents of the building threw garbage at officers from their balconies.

The next morning, June 8, a group of security officials broke into the apartment complex and detained 11 people. Moreover, the police used unwarranted force, beating and insulting the detainees, each of whom were eventually sentenced to 15 days apiece. This incident was very hotly discussed on social networks. Many people in Baku felt that the police crossed a line with their use of excessive force.

This was the incident which sparked the protest.

A couple dozen people joined the rally, most of whom were women. Police preemptively surrounded the entire area in front of the ministry building and began to disperse the rally shortly after the protesters began to express their complaints. Several people, led by the organizer of the protest, activist Narmin Shahmarzade, were pushed onto a bus and taken away.

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Russia: Five servicemen injured after roof collapses in military unit

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Five contract servicemen were injured after the roof of a military unit in Russia's Moscow region collapsed.

Report informs citing the RIA Novosti; the local emergency service spread the information.

It was reported that the incident took place on January 27 in one of the military units in Mozhaysk, Moscow region.

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Indonesia’s most active volcano rumbles

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Indonesia's most active volcano erupted Wednesday with a river of lava and searing gas clouds flowing 1,500 meters down its slopes, Report states,citing TASS.

It was Mount Merapi's most extended lava flow since authorities raised the volatile volcano's danger level in November, said Hanik Humaida, the head of Yogyakarta's Volcanology and Geological Hazard Mitigation Center.

The alert level was being maintained for now at the second-highest level. People should stay out of the existing 5-kilometer danger zone around the crater as the local administrations in Central Java Yogyakarta provinces closely monitor the situation.

The 2,968-metre volcano is on the densely populated island of Java and near the ancient city of Yogyakarta. It is the most active of dozens of Indonesian volcanoes and has repeatedly erupted with lava and gas clouds recently.

Merapi's last major eruption in 2010 killed 347 people.

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Fiorentina signs contract with Spartak’s Kokorin

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Italian team Fiorentina has resolved the transfer of Russian footballer Alexander Kokorin, Report informs, citing the club's official website.

The official presentation of the experienced player will take place today. Italian media reported that the 30-year-old striker had signed a 3.5-year contract. He will wear the number 91 uniform in his new team.

According to the claim, Fiorentina paid 4.5 million euros in compensation for the transfer.

Alexander Kokorin's last club was Spartak Moscow.

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