A preliminary hearing on the criminal case of Avakyan Grach Arzumanovich, Serobyan Gegham Samvelovich, Bagasyan Armen Yegizari, Gasparyan Gor Vagramini, Sefilyan Kamo Karenovich, Hakobyan Volodiya Vachagani, Asatryan Gevorg Norairovich, Yengoyan Sisak Grishai, Petrosyan Albert Kamoyevich, Sedrakyan Romik Misakini, Minasyan Aram Garnikovich, Minosyan Mkrtich Simonovich, Matesyan Edgar Vachaganovich, and Karapetyan Yuri Tigranovich - members of the Armenian armed groups who committed terrorist acts in the country - has today started in the Baku Court of Grave Crimes.
According to Report, the trial chaired by Judge Afgan Hajiyev clarifies the profiles of the accused.
Members of the illegal armed formation illegally entered the Azerbaijani territory, took a position in the forests in the Khojavand region’s Hadrut village, and committed terrorist, subversive, and other criminal actions against the Azerbaijani military personnel and civilians. The members of these armed formations illegally crossed Azerbaijan’s state border on November 26-27, 2020. As an organized group, they took up combat positions in the forest and other areas in the north-western part of the Khojavand region’s Hadrut village.
They attacked enterprises, institutions, and organizations, or individuals, organized explosions, committed arsons, or other terrorist acts posing a threat to the life and health of people, capable of causing significant property damage or leading to other socially dangerous consequences, intending to disrupt public safety, sowing panic among the population or influencing decision-making by the state authorities of Azerbaijan or international organizations.
The formation members were disarmed in the State Security Service’s (SSS) anti-terrorist operation on December 13, 2020, after the announcement of a ceasefire agreed upon by Azerbaijan, Russia, and Armenia in a trilateral statement made on November 10, 2020. The preliminary investigation into the criminal case against them, initiated by the Investigation Department of the SSS, has been completed.
Members of the illegal armed formation Avakyan Grach Arzumanovich, Serobyan Gegham Samvelovich, and others, a total of 14 accused, were charged under Articles 214.2.1, 214.2.3 of the Criminal Code of Azerbaijan (terrorism by an organized group or criminal community; with the use of firearms and objects, used as weapons), 228.3 (illegal acquisition of ammunition, explosives by an organized group), 279.2 (attacks on enterprises, departments, organizations by an armed group) and 318.2 (illegal border crossing by an organized group). The investigation was completed, and its results, together with the indictment approved by the Deputy Prosecutor General of the Republic of Azerbaijan, were submitted to the court for consideration.