27 Feb 2019 17:40

Court in Azerbaijan sentences Armenian citizen considered saboteur by country's administration to 20 years in prison

BAKU. Feb 27 (Interfax) - A court in Ganja, Azerbaijan, has sentenced Armenian citizen Karen Kazaryan, whom the country's administration has accused of grave crimes including terrorism and sabotage to 20 years in prison.

Judge Karamat Aliyev pronounced the sentence on Wednesday, according to which Kazaryan was found guilty of all counts of crime and sentenced to 20 years' imprisonment.

According to the case materials, Kazaryan and two Armenian servicemen illegally entered the territory of Azerbaijan in the early hours of July 15, 2018 to carry out terrorist attacks. The saboteurs hid the weapons and explosives they had brought with them over the frontline in the territory of the Qazakh district of Azerbaijan.

Kazaryan was detained by Azerbaijani troops near the village of Kemerli, Qazakh district, on July 15, 2018.