Police in Azerbaijan detain 21 protesters angered by man's death in police custody

August 22, 2015 2:33 PM

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BAKU, Azerbaijan – Police in Azerbaijan have detained 21 people after they held a protest to demand justice for a man who died in police custody in the western town of Mingachevir.

The Interior Ministry said the man, 27-year-old Bahruz Hajiyev, "unexpectedly jumped out of a third-floor window during questioning" on Thursday and died of his injuries. Police said they had arrested him on suspicion of selling and using narcotics.

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