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Posted 31 August 2018 - 12:21 PM

Dan Bilzerian: Azerbaijan's arrest warrant is "politically motivated"
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PanARMENIAN.Net - Dan Bilzerian, the social media celebrity with the lavish lifestyle known as the “King of Instagram,” has said that he thinks the arrest warrant issued by Azerbaijan was "politically motivated", People reports.

The Investigative Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan has initiated a criminal case against Bilzerian for "illegally visiting Nagorno Karabakh". Authorities allege that Bilzerian illegally acquired grenades and firearms before “demonstratively” opening fire at a shooting range.

“They only issued the warrant for my arrest, and nobody else on the trip,” he says. “I think it’s because I am a public figure and they want to try to make an example out of me.”

It appears that the country of Armenia is supporting Bilzerian.

The Consulate General of Armenia revealed meanwhile that the nation has contacted Interpol and urged them to dismiss Azerbaijan’s prosecution of Bilzerian as political.

Bilzerian vows to fight the charges, but says he’s focused on his work at Ignite - a producer of cannabis products that are sold in licensed dispensaries in states where its sale is legal - where is CEO.

He says he has “no interest in ever going to Azerbaijan.”

Bilzerian, who is of Armenian descent, arrived in the capital city of Yerevan on Monday, August 27. He and his brother took part in a naturalization ceremony where they became Armenian citizens. Per the laws of the country, he also registered for military service.

 

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Posted 31 August 2018 - 12:23 PM

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'King of Instagram' Dan Bilzerian Has Warrant Out for His Arrest in Azerbaijan

 

The country of Azerbaijan has issued an arrest warrant for Dan Bilzerian, the social media celebrity with the lavish lifestyle known as the “King of Instagram.”

PEOPLE confirms that the Investigative Department of the Prosecutor General’s Office of Azerbaijan has initiated a criminal case against Bilzerian, alleging he illegally visited Nagorno Karabakh, a region that is the subject of a conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia. Authorities allege that Bilzerian illegally acquired grenades and firearms before “demonstratively” opening fire at a shooting range.

The exact charges Bilzerian faces were not immediately clear.

The alleged incident occurred after a trip that Bilzerian, 37, made to the neighboring country of Armenia.

Bilzerian, who is of Armenian descent, arrived in the capital city of Yerevan on Monday. He and his brother took part in a naturalization ceremony where they became Armenian citizens. Per the laws of the country, he also registered for military service.

Bilzerian tells PEOPLE that after the ceremony, he traveled to Karabakh with a group of other people — though of that group, only Bilzerian has been charged with a crime.

A source in the Azerbaijan government told Armenian Public Radio that “Interpol will search for the criminal.” (Interpol is the international organization that facilitates cooperation between police forces.)

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Bilzerian is the CEO of Ignite, a producer of cannabis products that are sold in licensed dispensaries in states where its sale is legal. He tells PEOPLE he thinks the arrest warrant was politically motivated.

“They only issued the warrant for my arrest, and nobody else on the trip,” he says. “I think it’s because I am a public figure and they want to try to make an example out of me.”

It appears that the country of Armenia is supporting Bilzerian.

PEOPLE confirms with the Consulate General of Armenia that the nation has contacted Interpol and urged them to dismiss Azerbaijan’s prosecution of Bilzerian as political.

Bilzerian vows to fight the charges, but says he’s focused on his work at Ignite. (He recently unveiled a search for spokesmodels for his new business, paying $1 million to models he hires.)

He tells PEOPLE that he has “no interest in ever going to Azerbaijan.”



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Posted 31 August 2018 - 12:25 PM

https://sputniknews....-dan-bilzerian/

 

Azerbaijan's Prosecutor General's Office issued an arrest warrant for Instagram personality Dan Bilzerian this week for reportedly illegally visiting Nagorno-Karabakh, a disputed region at the center of a years-long conflict between Azerbaijan and Armenia.

Bilzerian told American magazine People in an article published Thursday that the incident Azerbaijani officials are citing took place this week after he'd arrived in Armenia on Monday and subsequently became an Armenian citizen.

The poker player, popularly known as Instagram's Playboy King, is of Armenian descent on his father's side. He has previously revealed that "half of the Bilzerian family was killed" during the Armenian Genocide.

Following the naturalization ceremony, the celebrity also registered for military service.

Although the exact charges are unclear, the Public Radio of Armenia reported that they stem from Bilzerian illegally acquiring grenades and other weaponry and his decision to "demonstratively" open fire at a shooting range in the disputed territory.

Incidentally, the newly naturalized Armenian Bilzerian posted an image on Tuesday showing off a grenade launcher. The caption reads, "First day as Armenian citizen."

 

https://sputniknews....-dan-bilzerian/


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