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Azerbaijan Detains Another Youth Activist

(RFE/RL) 14 September 2005 -- Azerbaijan has detained a third opposition youth-group leader allegedly involved in antigovernment activities.

Murad Gasanly, a spokesman for the Azadlyq opposition bloc, today said that police detained Ramin Tagiev, a leader of the Yeni Fakir (New Idea) youth movement.

The detention comes two days after the detention of Yeni Fakir member Said Nuri, who has since been hospitalized with apparent liver problems. His condition remains unclear.

This week's detentions follow the August detention of Yeni Fakir leader Ruslan Bashirli, who was implicated in an alleged antigovernment plot (see "Azerbaijani Spy Scandal Continues To Raise More Questions Than Answers").