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The Foreigner Detained NRK freelancer back in Norway. Comedian Amir Asgharnejad returned to Norway after his ordeal with police in Azerbaijan. He had been detained in the airport and issued with death threats after a video of him interviewing people in Baku had been discovered, reported NRK previously. “I have not slept for a day and am a little scared and tired. Fortunately I got a lot of support from known and unknown people,” he told the broadcaster upon his arrival at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Saturday.

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Detained NRK freelancer back in Norway

Published on Sunday, 27th May, 2012 at 23:23 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

Comedian Amir Asgharnejad returned to Norway after his ordeal with police in Azerbaijan.



He had been detained in the airport and issued with death threats after a video of him interviewing people in Baku had been discovered, reported NRK previously.

“I have not slept for a day and am a little scared and tired. Fortunately I got a lot of support from known and unknown people,” he told the broadcaster upon his arrival at Oslo Gardermoen Airport, Saturday.

According to Mr Asgharnejad, he was detained at the airport and accused of possessing drugs. He was then forced to undress with police filming the incident on their phones.

Videos had been discovered of Amir interviewing people on the streets of Baku, asking them stupid questions and translating them into Norwegian.

NRK were so outraged by what had happened, that they considered pulling out from the competition but decided not to.

The Norwegian Ambassador in Baku has requested a meeting with the Azerbaijan Foreign Ministry over the incident.

Hanne Melfald from the Norwegian Foreign Ministry said that, “we will continue to pressure the authorities in Azerbaijan for an explanation as to what happened.”

Per Kalbakk from NRK said that they would deal with the situation when everyone was back from Baku on Tuesday.



Published on Sunday, 27th May, 2012 at 23:23 under the news category, by Lyndsey Smith   .

This post has the following tags: tooji, eurovisionsongcontestbaku, nrkharassmentazerbaijan.





  
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