There are poor prospects for democracy in Azerbaijan, where pro-democracy activists have been calling on the president, Ilham Aliyev, to resign.

Also among protesters' demands were the removal of a statue of former Egyptian president Hosni Mubarak.

In the height of the demonstrations, riot police were unable to catch up to protests, but arrests eventually stifled the demonstrations.

Al Jazeera's Robin Forestier-Walker reports from Baku.

Source: Al Jazeera