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Embassy of Russia clarifying issue of detention of its citizen in Azerbaijan

The embassy continues to work with Azerbaijani side for the early receipt of permission to meet with the detainee

Baku. 27 July. REPORT.AZ/ Russian Embassy in Azerbaijan has clarified issue in connection with the dissemination of information on social networks about the detention of a Russian citizen Marat Ueldanov in Azerbaijan.

Report informs, the statement of the press service of the Embassy says that on June 23, the Embassy received a note of the Azerbaijani Foreign Ministry, which reported on the detention of Russian citizen M.V. Ueldanov by employees of the State Security Service (SSS) of Azerbaijan on June 9 on suspicion of committing a crime under Art. 234.4.3 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan (Illegal manufacturing, purchase, storage, transportation), and placed in a place of detention.

"After a few days citizen addressed to the Embassy and made a statement that, the detainee is her brother, his real surname is Galustyan and he was not arrested for drug trafficking, but on suspicion of spying.

On June 9, employees of the State Security Service of Azerbaijan M.V.Ueldanova Russian citizen on suspicion of committing a crime under Art. 234.4.3 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan (illegal purchase or storage of large quantities of drugs with intent to sell), and placed in a detention center.

The embassy immediately addressed to the competent authorities of Azerbaijan with a request for an explanation, and to allow the officials of the consulate to meet with the Russian citizen.

On July 5, a relevant official note was sent to the Foreign Ministry of Azerbaijan.

The Embassy continues to work with the Azerbaijani side for the early receipt of the relevant clarification and permission to meet with the detainee", the statement says. 

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