Indictment announced at trial of 14 Armenian terrorists in Azerbaijan- UPDATED

  25 June 2021    Read: 376
Indictment announced at trial of 14 Armenian terrorists in Azerbaijan- UPDATED

The Baku Court on Grave Crimes on Friday resumed the trial on the criminal case against 14 members of the Armenian armed groups who committed provocative, terrorist and other criminal acts in Azerbaijan, AzVision.az reports.

The indictment was announced at the trial chaired by Judge Afghan Hajiyev.

After that, the accused Volodya Hakobyan asked the judge to make a decision on the return of all members of the Armenian armed groups to their homeland.

According to the indictment, the defendants, having illegally acquired firearms, ammunition, explosives and devices, created armed groups not provided for by law.

“On November 26-27, 2020, these persons illegally crossed the state border of Azerbaijan in the form of an organized group, took up combat positions in the forest part of the Hadrut village of the Khojavand district. Until December 13, 2020, the defendants committed provocative and terrorist acts in this territory,” the indictment reads.

This group committed terror in the Hadrut village of the Khojavand district. Its members are charged under Articles 214 (terrorism), 228 (illegal acquisition, possession of weapons and explosives), 279 (creation of groups in an illegal armed formation, participation in them), 318 (illegal crossing of the state border) of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan.

According to the judge, if the accusation is confirmed by the court investigation, the defendants may be imprisoned for a term of 14 to 20 years, or they may be sentenced to life imprisonment.

Expressing their attitude to the indictment, the Armenian terrorists partially pleaded guilty.

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The Baku Court on Grave Crimes on Friday resumed the trial on the criminal case against 14 members of the Armenian armed groups who committed provocative, terrorist and other criminal acts in Azerbaijan, AzVision.az reports.

An indictment was announced at the trial chaired by Judge Afgan Hajiyev.

As earlier reported, the preliminary investigation of the criminal case initiated by the Main Investigation Department of the Azerbaijani State Security Service against the members of the Armenian armed formations disarmed as a result of the anti-terrorist operation of the State Security Service on December 13, 2020, and who committed terrorist-subversive and other criminal actions on the Azerbaijani territory, has been completed.

The investigative bodies revealed that a group of Armenians, illegally acquiring weapons, components for the weapons, ammunition, explosives and devices, created armed formations not envisaged by the law.

The members of these armed formations illegally crossed the state border of Azerbaijan on the night of November 26 through 27, 2020 as an organized group, took up the combat positions in the forest and other areas in the northwestern part of the Hadrut settlement of Khojavend district.

Those individuals attacked enterprises, institutions and organizations, as well as individuals, organized explosions, fires and carried out other terrorist actions that pose a threat to the life and health of people until December 13, 2020, which may cause big damage to the property or lead to other socially dangerous consequences to violating public safety, sow panic among the population or influence the decision-making by the state authorities of Azerbaijan or international organizations.

Earlier, the public was informed that the investigation into the criminal case against 14 members of this illegal armed group was completed and, together with the indictment, was sent for court's consideration.

Thus, the investigation has been completed under Articles 214.2.1, 214.2.3 (terrorism committed by a group of people upon prior conspiracy by an organized group or criminal association (criminal organization) by using firearms and items used as weapons), 228.3 (illegal acquisition, transfer, sale, storage, transportation or carrying of weapons, components for weapons, ammunition, explosives and explosive devices by an organized group), 279.2 (an attack on enterprises, institutions, organizations or individuals as part of armed formations or groups not envisaged by the law) and 318.2 (illegal crossing of the state border of Azerbaijan by a group of people upon prior conspiracy or by an organized group) of the Criminal Code of the Republic of Azerbaijan.

The criminal case together with the indictment approved by the deputy prosecutor general of Azerbaijan was sent for consideration to the court.


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