Tag archive of Muslim community

Natig Karimov Released Under House Arrest

     Sabail District Court has changed the pretrial detention measure selected against Nardaran Elders' Council Chairman Natig Karimov, replacing it with house arrest, reported Karimov's lawyer.   Natig Karimov has been released from the pretrial detention facility of the State Security Service. The public relations department of the State Security Service has commented on Natig Karimov's release. "Since Natig Karimov's arrest,

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Summary of human rights and political developments in Azerbaijan, November 23-27

With deeply flawed trials of journalists and a violent clash between members of the Shia Muslim community and police, this week did not pass quietly in Azerbaijan. The police conducted a special operation in the Nardaran community – 25 km northeast of Baku - in which the Muslim Union Movement chairman Taleh Bagirzade and his supporters were arrested. Two police officers and four civilians were killed in the armed encounter. The government claims

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Police clash with Muslim community

On November 26, fatal clashes broke out between the police and believers. Two police officers and four civilians died in the incident. Sabunchu District Police Office confirmed that a special operation was conducted in Nardaran settlement, during which several people were detained. Taleh Bagirzade, the leader of the Muslim Union Movement, and several believers were detained by officers of and taken to an unknown place. (more…)

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