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Azerbaijanis Arrested For Assault On Foreign Journalist, Rights Activist

BAKU -- Azerbaijani police have arrested three of the four men suspected of attacking U.S. journalist Amanda Erickson and British human rights activist Celia Davies in Baku on June 15, RFE/RL's Azerbaijani Service reports.

Adil Huseynov, Roman Hasanov, and Vusal Qurbanov have been charged with "group hooliganism." All three are between the ages of 18 and 28.

Police are still searching for a fourth suspect.

Reports say four young men followed Erickson and Davies as they were walking to their apartments before attacking them near the National Drama Theater. Davies reportedly sustained a broken arm.

Erickson and Davies have been conducting training in Baku for local journalists and civil-society activists.

Erickson has published articles in "The Washington Post" and "The New York Times."