Baku, Azerbaijan, April 7
By Ilkin Izzet – Trend:
A trial on the criminal case of Arsen Baghdasaryan, a member of the Armenian sabotage and intelligence group, will be held in the Ganja Court of Heinous Crimes on April 13, regional Kepez TV channel reported April 7.
The trial will be closed and chaired by judge Elbey Allahverdiyev.
The preparatory meeting was held under the chairmanship of judge Elbey Allahverdiyev and with the participation of judges Zabil Qasimov and Elmin Rustamov on April 7.
During the meeting, public prosecutor Anar Mirikishiyev filed charges against Arsen Baghdasaryan (born in Khankendi April 23, 1994) upon 12 articles of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.
Baghdasaryan has been provided with an interpreter and a lawyer. He is contained in a special cell of the detention unit No2 in Ganja.
The Bar Association member Ramiz Abdullayev represents Baghdasaryan in legal issues.
Bagdasaryan, a professional military man, was captured by Azerbaijani servicemen, as he crossed the contact line of Azerbaijani and Armenian troops in the direction of Aghdam district on Dec. 26, 2014. He was then handed over to the law enforcement bodies.
A criminal case was filed upon the articles 29,120.2.7, 29,120.2.12 and 29,282.2 of the Azerbaijani Criminal Code.
The conflict between the two South Caucasus countries began in 1988 when Armenia made territorial claims against Azerbaijan. As a result of the ensuing war, in 1992 Armenian armed forces occupied 20 percent of Azerbaijan, including the Nagorno-Karabakh region and seven surrounding districts.
The two countries signed a ceasefire agreement in 1994. The co-chairs of the OSCE Minsk Group, Russia, France and the US are currently holding peace negotiations. Armenia has not yet implemented the UN Security Council's four resolutions on the liberation of the Nagorno-Karabakh and the surrounding regions.
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