Police Hunt Azeri Over Fatal Brawl

Police Hunt Azeri Over Fatal Brawl

Published: October 12, 2011 (Issue # 1678)

MOSCOW — An Azeri national was put on an international wanted list Sunday over the killing of a football fan, a day after 100 people were detained near the Kremlin while planning to hold a nationalist rally over the death.

Andrei Uryupin, an 18-year-old CSKA football fan, was stabbed to death during a fight in the Moscow region town of Podolsk on Saturday, while a 19-year-old friend was injured. The attacker, who fled, was identified as Nail Khosruvlu, 20.

The incident echoed several recent brawls that have escalated ethnic tensions.

Police spokesman Anatoly Lastovetsky said some of those detained Saturday on Manezh Square were carrying weapons, including guns that fire rubber bullets.

A heavy contingent of police officers was deployed in and around the sprawling square after calls appeared on the Internet for an unauthorized gathering to mark Uryupin’s death.

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