Publication: Monitor Volume: 2 Issue: 77

Azerbaijan’s Internal Affairs Ministry yesterday announced the apprehension in Baku of Fazil Kerimov, wanted as a leading conspirator in the September 1993 attempt to assassinate President Heydar Aliyev. The ministry specifically stated that the attempt had been staged by members of the Popular Front. Kerimov was arrested one day after police in Baku apprehended Panah Husseinov, the fugitive former prime minister of the Popular Front government (1991-92), and two associates wanted on charges of treason and armed rebellion. The Popular Front, which operates legally and is represented in the parliament, issued a statement yesterday protesting Panah Husseinov’s arrest.

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