Azerbaijan – Murder of an Israeli Citizen in Baku
On 3rd May 2003, a 75 year-old woman holding Israeli citizenship was murdered in Baku. She was murdered in her daughter’s apartment by one of the residents in the building. The murderer had apparently stalked the victim for several days. The only other person in the apartment at the time of the murder was the victim’s 95 year-old, bedridden mother.
The murdered knocked on the door, and the moment that the victim opened it he stabbed her a number of times with a knife and fled to his own home. The murderer was turned over to the police by his father. In his interrogation the admitted that he had stabbed the woman because he thought she was Jewish. He claimed to be a member of the Wahhabist Movement.