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Suspect Detained In Attack Against Migrant Federation Leader In Moscow

A woman has been detained in Moscow in connection with the shooting of an Azerbaijani man who serves as the vice chairman of Russia's Federation of Migrants.

Moscow police said a 24-year-old woman, whose name was not made public, was apprehended on November 12.

The woman is suspected of being among a group of people who shot and wounded Mais Qurbanov near his apartment building in Moscow on November 11. Qurbanov is currently in the hospital.

Qurbanov's colleague, Muhammad Amin, said Qurbanov had recently criticized the growing nationalism and xenophobia in Russia. Qurbanov told police that he was shot by a woman.

Attacks against migrant workers have intensified in Russia lately following the stabbing death of a young Muscovite last month, allegedly by a migrant from Azerbaijan.

RIA Novosti and Interfax