Internet has been cut off in some cities in Azerbaijan

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Azer Ismayil: “The internet cut-off is related to the rise in social activity in regions”

In some regions in Azerbaijan, internet access has been restricted. “Bizim Yol” newspaper writes that, according to residents of Sabirabad in contact with the newspaper, for two days now it has only been possible to access the internet in the morning and night time: “We cannot access the internet for about 15 hours of the day. Whenever access is possible, we experience problems. Speed is much lower than usual. There are problems accessing social networking site Facebook.” According to the residents, the region’s telecommunications branch says that the problem stems from Baku: “The region’s post office workers tell us that internet has been cut off from Baku.”

Head of Musavat Party’s Sabirabad delegation, Azer Ismayil, confirms that there are problems regarding internet access in the region: “During the last month, we have been faced with serious problems related to internet access in the region. Speed is unusually low. In the last two days, however, access to internet has been totally restricted. It has only been possible to access the internet during nighttime.” A. Ismayil has clarified the reasons for internet restriction: “The people have become more active in the regions. Hey demand their rights with a louder voice now. Protests have taken place in the regions; the people are making wide use of social networking sites. In addition to this, negative things happening in the regions are being spread via internet very quickly, so the internet being cut off in the regions is directly related to the rise in social activity there. Clearly the government is worried.”

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