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Head of Nakhchivan-based organisation receives death threat

(IRFS/IFEX) - On 6 September 2011, the head of the Nakhchivan Regional Resource Centre for NGO Development and Democracy, Malahat Nasibova, received a death threat. The incident took place near Nasibova's house at approximately 3:45 p.m., according to her husband, Radio Liberty Nakhchivan correspondent Ilgar Nasibov.

"Malahat was insulted and threatened by the mother of a National Security Ministry (NSM) employee, Rafael Asadov, while she was leaving her house. After insulting Malahat, the woman criticized her for publishing her son's name in the press and told her to stop or she would be killed," Nasibov said, adding that, on 2 September, when they had held a press conference at the IRFS press center about a death at the NSM, an unknown person visited their house asking for Nasibova and then, before leaving, used intimidation tactics against their 16-year-old daughter.

Nasibov said that he, his wife and journalist Elman Abbasov visited the Nakhchivan City Police Department to file a complaint about the incident. "Sahib Aliyev, the police officer who received us, promised to investigate the incident objectively and inform us of the results," Nasibov said.

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