Azerbaijan arrests 39 belonging to Iran ‘espionage network’

Azerbaijan has carried out a mass arrest of 39 people as part of an ongoing operation against an alleged Iranian "espionage network". An announcement was made yesterday by the Ministry of Internal Affairs confirming the arrests after a previous report stated seven suspects had been detained. The ministry said the arrests were made against people who carried out acts of sabotage and propaganda activities under the "veil of religion", reported the Azerbaijani Press Agency (APA).  The ministry alleges that the detainees, "posing as believers, made propaganda for Iran on social networks and abused the freedom of religion in the country, carrying out the assignments of the Iranian special services." The crackdown comes after last week's armed attack on Azerbaijan's embassy […] Source

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