The United States said on Tuesday Russia's latest actions against independent media, once again, indicate that Vladimir Putin opposes the free dissemination of information, the free press inside Russia, and 'not surprisingly, but unfortunately has not moved off that position,' as the State Department put it, TURAN's Washington correspondent reports.
The State Department's number-two official on Europe and Eurasia on Tuesday warned against the threat that Russia has been posing in the neighborhood with its brutal invasion of Ukraine.
"Putin is running a regime that has conducted a merciless and unjustifiable onslaught against a neighbor, that all of Russia’s neighbors, frankly, are now sleeping with one eye open, as they should," Principal Deputy Assistant Secretary Juri Kim told reporters during a virtual briefing, TURAN's Washington correspondent reports.
Azerbaijani fitness trainer and blogger Kyamil Zeynally has been detained in Moscow following a request from the Armenian authorities. He announced this last night in his Instagram account.
According to Zeynally, he was detained at Domodedovo airport when returning to Baku. Police took him to the airport station. "They said Armenia has put me on an international wanted list and I will appear before a Russian court on Wednesday."
In the last 24 hours, a series of arrests of believers took place in various cities of Azerbaijan, messages on social networks. A representative of the Muslim Unity Movement confirmed to Turan that there are members of this organization among the detainees. The reason for the detentions, the names of the detainees and the places of their detention are not disclosed. Law enforcement agencies do not comment on these reports.