U.S., Norway protest over tense Azeri region

The United States and Norway called on authorities in Azerbaijan on Thursday to investigate what rights groups say was a police crackdown on Muslim worshippers in a remote region bordering Iran.

In a joint statement, the U.S. and Norwegian embassies in Baku said their diplomats had been prevented from entering the village of Bananiyar in the Nakhchivan autonomous republic on Wednesday by a group of people who verbally threatened them.

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Source: Reuters

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