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Gorbachev's Website Hacked Over 1990 Protest In Azerbaijan


http://gdb.rferl.org/713AADA8-FB51-49E9-8CD1-AA0A2882647C_w203.jpg --> http://gdb.rferl.org/713AADA8-FB51-49E9-8CD1-AA0A2882647C_mw800_mh600.jpg People commemorate the victims of the 1990 crackdown by the Soviet military in Baku on January 20 (RFE/RL) January 20, 2007 -- Hackers have attacked the website of a foundation run by former Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, accusing him of brutally suppressing a pro-independence demonstration in then Soviet Azerbaijan in January 1990.

The perpetrators posted photographs from the suppressed rally and published an open letter to Gorbachev blaming him for the deaths of over 130 people.


The website was later shut down.


(AP)

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