An arrest warrant against Dan Bilzerian has been issued in Azerbaijan.
The Investigative Department of the Prosecutor’s General Office has brought up a criminal case against the social media celebrity, Dan Bilzerian this week. The 37-year-old ‘playboy’ allegedly visited Nagorno Karabakh, a region that is the subject of conflict between Armenia and Azerbaijan.
The security officials of Azerbaijan claims that Bilzerian illegally obtained firearms and grenades, and also opened fire at the shooting range. However, the exact charges in the arrest warrant are not yet clear. The incident took place when Bilzerian was on a trip to neighboring country, Armenia.
The 37-year-old social media celebrity, who is of Armenian descent, visited capital of Yerevan along with his brother on Monday. They both took part in a naturalization ceremony where they became the citizens of Armenia. In accordance to the law of the country, he also registered for the military service.
Dan Bilzerian visited Nagorno Karabakh with a group of people after the ceremony. However, he was the only one who has been charged with crime.
The insider from the government of Azerbaijan told Armenian Public Radio, “Interpol will search for the criminal.”
According to Dan Bilzerian, the arrest warrant isn’t fair and is politically motivated.
While talking to People, he said: “They only issued the warrant for my arrest, and nobody else on the trip, I think it’s because I am a public figure and they want to try to make an example out of me.”
It seems like the country of Armenia is giving full support to Dan Bilzerian. The Consulate General of Armenia contacted Interpol and suggested them to dismiss the arrest warrant against Bilzerian as it is political.
The king of Instagram, Dan Bilzerian, has confirmed that he will fight the charges against him and prove them wrong. He has also said that he has no interest in ever going to Azerbaijan.