Azerbaijan: Muslim Beards Forcibly Removed


Human rights defender in the sphere of the freedom of religion Ilgar Ibrahimoglu has released a statement regarding the shaving off of beards by force in the northern regions of Azerbaijan. The statement reads about the brutal violation of freedom of conscience and religion in the northern regions of the country, through the shaving of beards by force on the part of law enforcement bodies.

Such actions are illegal and run counter to all norms of human rights, radicalizing certain groups of believers creates grounds for the development of extremist and radical trends. Through their actions law enforcement structures push people into a circle of radicals acting under the cover of Islam and realizing private plans. . .

 


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