Amirov on the wanted list of the Interpol. Photo: screenshot from the Interpol's website

04 September 2018, 13:40

Native of Dagestan suspected of terrorism detained in Baku

Rustam Amirov, a 37-year-old native of Dagestan, was detained at the airport, when he tried to fly to Ukraine, his relatives have reported. Earlier, Amirov was put on the wanted list by the Interpol on suspicion of involvement in terrorist activities.

Amirov was detained on September 1, since then, nothing is known about his fate, one of his relatives told the "Caucasian Knot". He believes that Azerbaijani authorities are preparing Amirov's extradition.

The relative has added that Amirov was forced to leave Russia after in 2016, Dagestani law enforcers found religious literature with the ideas of Hizb-ut-Tahrir (recognized as a terrorist organization and banned in Russia by the court) when searching his house. The relative is sure that the literature was planted by law enforcers.

At the moment of the search, Amirov was not in Dagestan and, knowing the practice of law enforcers, he did not return to the republic, said Ruslan, a friend of Amirov.

This article was originally published on the Russian page of 24/7 Internet agency ‘Caucasian Knot’ on September 4, 2018 at 07:00 am MSK. To access the full text of the article, click here.

Source: CK correspondent

All news

June 17, 2024 20:36

June 17, 2024 18:48

June 16, 2024 19:05

June 15, 2024 23:10

June 15, 2024 22:55

  • Lawyers doubt prospect of bills banning religious clothes

    The bills that intend to ban wearing religious clothing, including niqabs, in public places are causing a split in the society, which is especially negative amid the special military operation (SMO) in Ukraine. Religious clothes are not widespread in the country, this issue is not relevant, therefore the bills to ban them will not be adopted, lawyers believe.

News archive