Executive power head: Incident in Azerbaijan’s Ismayilli region must not be politicized
Azerbaijan, Baku, Jan. 24 / Trend, H. Valiyev /
One must not politicize the incident between two people over a car accident which caused mass riots in Azerbaijan's Ismayilli region, Ismayilli executive Nizami Alakbarov told the media today.
"One must not politicize the conflict between the two men involved, which occurred due to a car accident," he said. "This is not a political issue, as some think."
He also stressed that he does not have a relationship with any of the conflict's parties.
He added that from the very beginning he was in the region. The information that he has left it is wrong.
He also stressed that people who insulted residents will be punished.
"They have been detained and will answer before the law," he said.
An incident occurred in Ismayilli at 21:30. As a result, the Chirag hotel and four different passenger cars were burnt. Two people were arrested and four injured.
The city of Ismayilli is in the north-east of Azerbaijan, 174 kilometres away from Baku.