October 17, 2013 - 12:35 AMT
PanARMENIAN.Net - The Azerbaijani embassy to Moscow is preparing a note to the Russian Foreign Ministry with a demand to allow the consulate workers of Azerbaijani diplomatic mission to see Orkhan Zeynalov, news.az reported.
Zeynalov is suspected of murdering 25-year-old Yegor Sherbakov. The murder caused mass riots in Moscow’s south.
“We will demand the consulate support to a person who is suspected of murder. He will be visited by a lawyer and when necessary an interpreter. Everything must proceed in a legal way”, the Azerbaijani ambassador to Moscow, Polad Bulbuloglu said.
According to him, a number of violations were committed during Zeynalov’s arrest. He also characterized the coverage of events in Russian media outlets as “hysteria”.
The Azerbaijani singer and diplomat noted that “only a court will decide whether Zeynalov is guilty”. Bulbuloglu noted that this was a domestic scuffle and murder that occurs in big cities every day.
He noted that an Azerbaijani was found stabbed to death in Moscow on October 16.
“A murder on a national ground, just because a person does not have a Slavic appearance is not rare”, the Azerbaijani ambassador said.
The Biryulyovo district made headlines on October 13 after thousands of antimigrant protesters stormed a local vegetable warehouse, where many labor migrants work, and clashed with police.
That incident followed the killing of a Russian man by a suspected migrant from the Caucasus.
On October 14, police arrested more than 1,200 migrant workers in Biryulyovo. On Tuesday, police arrested an Azerbaijani citizen suspected in the killing of the Russian man. A court in Moscow has closed the vegetable warehouse in Biryulyovo for 90 days.