Azerbaijan Starts Trial of 6 Alleged Islamic State Militants

March 30, 2015 8:09 PM

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A trial of six Azerbaijani citizens accused of fighting alongside the Islamic State group in Syria and Iraq has begun in Azerbaijan's capital.

At the start of the trial on Monday, the judge rejected defense appeals, according to Elmar Suleymanov, the lawyer for one of the suspects. Suleymanov claimed the investigators have failed to provide sufficient proof to back up the case.

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